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V. 1-2 



Idel, Bradford. 

Vol. I. 

By T. Harrison, Queen Street, Bingley. 

Alured. Aired 
Mured of Hull 
Alured Wills 
Alured Pedifjree 



1, 115. 

- 12. 

Rev. W. Atkinson, 13,46.47,57. 

Bower - 15, 166, 198. 

Atkinson of Ripon - 15. 

x\rmitstead - - - 15. 

Bishop Catrik - - 15. 

Caius Matriculations 16, 39. 

Balmes - - - 16. 

Adams - - - 19. 

Currer - - - 20. 

Dawson - - - 20. 

Ambler - - - 20. 

Anne - - - 20. 

Charlotte Bronte - - 21. 

Arthing^on- Jackson - 22. 

Horsfall-Riccard - - 23. 

Rev. T. Dickenson - 23. 

Lord Houghton - - 24. 

Archdeacon Hey - - 25. 

Birstall Families - - 25. 

Lords Eure -28, 67, 109. 

Mr. Ben Preston - - 29. 

Preston's " Redbreast " 32. 

The Greaves of Hipperholme, 
Rastrick, & Scammonden, 
from 1276 34, 64, 203. 

Yorkshire M.P's., 39, 94, 96, 
186, 198, 213, 219. 

Slee - - - - 47. 

Hanson's Liversedge - 47. 

ElHn ... 48. 

Teesdale - - - 48. 

Foster . . . 48. 

Lord F. Cavendish - 48. 

Lyth Pedigree - 54, 201. 

Dr. Lvth - - 56, 57. 


Index to Yorkshir< 

Hamerton - 


- 59. 

- 60. 


- 60. 
64, 84. 

Maudes of Airedale - 71. 
Clapham - 73, 189, 224. 
Leweston - - - 77. 
Gibson - - - 78. 
Langley - 86, 133, 169. 
Hanson Pedigree, 86, 156, 201, 


Gates, Robinson, &c. - 92. 
Banks - - - 94. 
Yarker - - - 105. 
Rokeby, Hotham - 114. 
Rev. C. Richardson 114, 155. 
Dr. Ash - - 115, 187. 
Cockcroft - - - 117. 
Appleyard - - - 118. 
Routh - 143, 233, 250. 
Leach - - - 143. 
Sir David Radcliffe - 150. 
Bodge, Bog - 155, 169. 
Mansell - - - 156. 
Clarksons, Sharp - - 163.. 
Squire - - - 167. 
Guild - - - 167. 

Shepard, Pierson, Boys, 167. 

202, 217. 

Ward - - - 168. 

Bowes - - - 169. 
Spofforth - - - 170. 
Barraclougli - - 171. 
Midgley - - - 172. 
Constable - - - 172. 
Frobisher - - - 173. 
Benson - - - 187. 
Bland - - - 187. 

Johnson - - - 190. 
Hoyle - - - 190. 

Contents — continued. 


Bishop Horsfall - 

- 191. 


- 195. 


- 195. 


- 200. 


- 200. 

Sunderland - 

- 208. 


198, 213. 

Kev. B. K. Woodd 

- 215. 

Carrington - 

- 218. 


- 218. 

Bishop Kobinson - 

- 219. 


- 219. 


Baron Monckton - - 219. 
Morrall - - - 228. 
Eev. J. P. Chown - 228. 
Eev. M. Metcalfe - 230. 
Sir Roger Hopton - 232. 
Routh Pedigree 143, 233, 250. 
Swillington Barony - 233. 
Ferrand Pedigree - 240. 
Gibbie - - - 242. 
Index Nominum - - 243. 
Index Locorum - - 251. 

Wheatley-Balme's Arms 

Balme's Monument 

Lord F. Cavendish 

Rev. Dr. Lyth 

Hanson's Arms 

Yarker's and Leach's Arms 

Eure's Arms 

Sir David Radcliffe 

Rev. J. P. Chown 

Routh' s and Swillington's Arms 


Rev. W. Atkinson - 13. 

Bronte Autograph - 21. 

Ben Preston's Homes 29, 31. 

Portraits — M.P's. Coleridge, 
Buncombe, Gaskell, 
Kenny, Peace, Vincent, 95. 
Bethell, Holden, Lock- 
wood, Shirley, Wayman, 
Woodhead - - 116. 

Appleyard Arms - - 122. 

East (not West) Riddlesden 
Hall - - - 144. 












Bethell Arms - 199, 213. 
Capt.LangdaleSunderland 208. 
Hanson Arms - - 215. 
Wood, Woodd Arms 215, 216 
Sykes' Arms (2) - - 218. 
CiaphamArms(4) 224,225,227. 
Morrall Arms - - 228. 
Metcalfe Monument - 231. 
Hopton Monument - 232. 
Routh Church & Antiqui- 
ties (3) - - - 239. 
Ferrand Arms - - 240. 

govhsljht Genealogist. 

Worthies. — Our County, as the Curious observe, is the 
epitome of Enghiud ; whatsoever is excellent in the whole land 
being to be found in proportion thereto. . . . Besides, God 
hath been pleased to make it the birthplace and nursery of 
many great men." — J))\ Geonjc Hickes'' Sermon at the YorksJiire 
lu>((st, Loudon, 1682. 

The family of Alured, of the Charterhouse, in Kingston-upon- 
Hull, is best known by reason of the prominent part taken in 
the Civil War, by the two brothers — Colonels John and Matthew 
Alured, the former of whom was one of the Members of the 
Long Parliament, and signed the Warrant for the execution of 
King Charles I. The genealogy of the family has, I believe, 
never been worked out ; almost the only information upon the 
name— at all events in print — being the Pedigree in Mr. Joseph 
Foster's admirable collection of the Visitations of Yorkshire. I 
have from time to time collected various memoranda anent the 
the name, which I now venture to send to Yorkshire Notes and 
Queries, in the hope that some of your numerous Yorkshire 
genealogists may be induced to aid in making the same more 

I cannot do better, perhaps, than ask you to re-produce the 
Pedigree contained in Foster's Yisitations, with such additions 
as the evidences hereafter given seem clearly to support. 

KoGER Alured, als. Alred, of Tannington, Co. Suffolk, " of 
good antiquite," married Civehj, dau. of William iMtimcr, of 
Freeston, Co. Suffolk, and had issue : — 

1 Thomas Alured, 4 William Alured, 

2 Eoger Alured, 5 Grace, 

3 Christopher Alured, 6 Cecily. 

Thomas Aldred (or Alured), "of ye Charterhouse, near Hull," 
Esq., eldest son, married Ellinor dau. and co-heir of Baljih 
( 'onstahle, by his wife Joane, dau. and co-heir of Ezekias Clifton. 
(He was second son of Sir John Constable, of Halsham, by his 
wife the dau. of Sir Thomas Metham.) 

[Thomas Aired, gent., was M.P. for Kingston-upon-Hull, in 
1557-8, and Mayor of the same place in 15G1. He is said to 
have built and lived in a house in White Friar Gate, Hull, 
which was afterwards occupied by ]iis grandson — Thomas 

Gen. b 



This issue by Ellinor Constable : — 

1 John Alured, his heir. 

2 Thomas Ahired, Customer of Kingston-upon-Hull. 

3 Ann (or Grace), mar. George, son of Christopher Twistle- 

ton, of Barley. 

John Aleed (or Aluked), of the Charterhouse, near Kingston- 
upon-Hull, Esq., eldest son. Living anno 1584; ob. 9 James I. 
[This date is incorrect. He signed the Visitation of 1584, was 
M.P. for Kingston-upon-Hull in the Parliaments of 1584-5 and 
1586-7, and was buried at Sculcoates — 3 April, 1606.] He 
married ranees, second dau. of Sir Francis Gates, of Seymer, 
Knt., and had issue — 

1 Henry Alured, his heir. 

2 John Alured. [Entered Gray's Inn, 9 Nov., 1601. Died, 

apparently, before 1638.] 

3 Thomas Alured. [Entered Gray's Inn, 1 May, 1604, M.P. 

for Heydon, 1628-9. Married, but left no issue. Died, 
May, 1638. Buried in St. Anne's, Blackfriars, London. 
Will, dated 2 May, 1638; ''of Blackfryers, London, gent." 
Proved in P.C.C., 30 May, 1638, by his nephew, John 
Alured, sole Exor., Commission to administer goods un- 
administered, &c., by Exor. dated 1 Aug., 1668, to John 
Alured his " Cousin and next of Idn." Further grant, 
16 Nov., 1668, to Matthew Alured, " the nephew by the 
brother and next of kin."] 

4 Lancelot Alured. [Living, and named in the Will of his 

brother, Thomas Alured, in 1638. Marr. Lie. dated 
1624, between Lancelot Alured, gent., and Lady Grace 
Davile, widow, of Filey : to many at Filey. ? if not the 
"Lieut. Col. Launce Alured" in Col. Cholmley's Kegt., 
an active officer on the Parliament side, and sometimes 
said to be a "brother" of Cols. John and Matthew 
Alured. — Vide Army Lists of Boundheads and Cavaliers^ 

5 Benjamin Alured. [Dead, apparently, before 1638.] 

6 Lucy, married Francis Darley of Kilnhurst. [Her son, 

"my cousin Henry Darlie," is named in the will of 
Thomas Alured, of Blackfriars, who also mentions "my 
sister Lucy Harris," so that she must have married a 
second time before 1638.] 

Heney Alueed (or Aleed), of Charterhouse, near Hull, Esq., 
eldest son, Oct. 3, anno 1584. Living in 1612. [He entered 
Gray's Inn, 9 Nov., 1601, and was buried in Holy Trinity 
Church, Kingston-upon-Hull, 14 April, 1628.] Married Franees, 
dau. of Francis Tauf/han, of Sutton-upon-Derwent, Esq. [Mar. 
Lie. dated 1603. She was buried at Sculcoates, 22 June, 1626.] 



They had issue, born before the Visitation of 1612 — 

1 John Ahired, his heir, Oct. 5, anno 1612. 

2 Thomas Ahired. [Bapt. at Sculcoates, 1 Sept., 1608.] 

8 Christopher Alured, [Bapt. at Sculcoates, 27 Jan., 1609. 
Buried there 15 May, 1623.] 

4 George Alured. Bapt. at Sculcoates, 4 Au":., 1612.] 

5 Ann. [Mar. Robert Johnson, Clerk; Mar. Lie. dated 1628. 

6 EUinor. [Bapt. at Sculcoates, April, 1611. Buried there 

3 Dec, 1624.] 

7 Averill. [Named in the Will of her Uncle Thomas Alured, 

as the wife of Clare.] 

Thus much for the Pedigree in the Visitation of 1612. The 
following later particulars of the family have been obtained 
with more or less completion. 

In addition to the foregoing issue of Henry and Frances 
Alured, there were at least the following, born after 1612. 

8 William Alured, son of Henry Alured, Esq. Bapt. at 

Sculcoates, in Sept., 1621. 

9 Matthew Alured. His baptism has not been found, but we 

know him to have been brother of John Alured, the 
Regicide. He is described in a Commission of Admon. 
to goods of his uncle Thomas Alured, of Blackfriars, 
dated 16 Nov., 1668, as " Matthew Alured, the nephew 
by the brother and next of kin." (See below for his 
marriage and issue.) 

10 Elizabeth, dau. of Henry Alured, Esq. Buried at Scul- 

coates, Sept. 1624. 

11 Sarah, named in the Will of her Uncle Thomas Alured, as 

my brother's youngest daughter." 

John Alured, of Charterhouse, Hull, Esq., eldest son of 
Henry and Frances Alured; the celebrated *'Col. Alured, the 
Regicide." He was bapt. at Preston, 4 April, 1607. Entered 
as a Student at Grays Inn, 11 Aug., 1628. Sat as M.P. for 
Heydon in the short Parliament of 1640, and in the Long 
Parliament of 1640-53. Was first a Captain of Horse under 
the Earl of Bedford, and afterwards a Colonel in the Parlia- 
mentary Army; one of the King's Judges, and signed the 
Warrant for the Execution. Died in 1659, shortly before the 
Restoration, nevertheless, his name was put in the Act of 
Attainder that his property might be forfeited. He married 
(vide Foster's Collectanea Genealogica, Pt. iii.) first, at Bossall, 
17 Novr., 1631, Mary, dau. of Bichard Darleij, of Buttercrambe ; 
and secondly, Mary Arnold, of London. By his first wife he is 
said to have left two sons : — 

1 John Alured, his heir, (see below.) 

2 Thomas Alured, second son. Admitted to Grays Inn, 13 

July, 1655. Called to the Bar 25 May, 1666. Ancient 



26 Nov., 1680. Recorder of Beverley, 1688-1700. He 
is named in the will of his cousin Dorothy Alured, 
daughter of Matthew, in 1673. 
But he also had at least two other children, by his first or 
second marriage, namely — 

3 Mary, daughter of John Alured, Esq. Bapt. at Sculcoates, 

15 Oct., 1639. 

4 Benjamin Alured, son of John Alured, Esq. Bapt. at the 

Chapel of the Charter House, 22 Sept., 1640. Buried at 
Sculcoates, 29 Jan., 1640. (? 1640-1). 

Matthew Alueed, youngest son of Henry and Frances 
Alured, and brother of the foregoing John Alured, the Regicide. 
He was born after 1612, and probably circa 1620-24. Described 
in 1642 as of Sculcoates, Co. York, and afterwards of Beverley, 
Co. York. Was a Colonel of Foot in the Army of the Common- 
wealth, Commander-in-Chief of the Forces designed for the 
Islands of Moola and Skey, in or neere Scotland, 1650. (Vide 
Add. MSS. 25347, F. 11.) M.P. for Heydon in the Parliament 
called by Richard Cromwell, in 1658-9. Administrator of the 
goods, &c., not administered of his uncle — Thomas Alured, of 
Blackfriars, Nov., 1668. Sole Executor to the Will of his 
daughter Dorothy Alured in 1673. Was still living and i3arty 
to a bond, in Nov. 1691. 

He married in 1642, Cathenne, dau. and heir of Thomas 

Stephenson, and widow of Xelthorp, of Walkington. 

(Mar. Lie. dated 1642 : to marry at either Sculcoates or Walk- 
ington.) They had issue — 

1 Dorothy. Inherited from her grandmother, Mrs. Dorothy 

Ridmaine, a house, &c., in Beverley, which she be- 
queathed to her father for life, and then to her nephew, 
Matthew Popple. Will dated 15 Oct.,, 1673, in which 
she is described as Dorothy Alured, of Beverley, Co. 
York, Spinster ; appoints her father Sole Executor. 
Date of probate not given. 

2 Mary. Mar. William Popple, of Hull, merchant. Mar. 

Lie. dated 1663; he, aged 25; she described as of 
Walkingham, Spinster, aged 25 : to marry at Walking- 
ham, or St. Mary's, Hull. Their son, Matthew Popple, 
under age in 1673 — was, after the decease of his grand- 
father, Matthew Alured, the heir of his aunt Dorothy, as 
to her estate in Beverley. 

3 Martha. Married Marmaduke Constable, of Siglesthorne, 

Gent. Mar. Lie. dated 1666. He, aged 22; she de- 
scribed as of St. Mary's, Beverley, Spinster, aged 19 ; to 
marry at Walkingham. 

John Alueed, eldest son of John Alured, M.P., the Regicide. 
Very little has been ascertained concerning him. He was born 



circa 1682, and was clearly the John Allured, cousin in the first 
dej^ree and next of kin, to whom on 1 Aug., 1668, was granted 
a Commission to administer the goods, &c., not fully adminis- 
tered of Thomas Alured, of Blackfriars. He seems to have 
died shortly afterwards, for on 16 Nov., 1068, a new Com- 
mission for the same purpose was granted to his uncle, Matthew 
Alured, and on the same date, Admon. to John Alured, late of 
Beverley, Co. York, was granted to Jane Alured, the Kelict. 
He had issue — 

1 Matthew Alured, only son. 

2 Jane, who became eventually, in her issue, heiress of the 


Matthew Alueed, only son, described as of Heydon, Co. 
York, Esq., of the Parish of All-Hallows, Lombard Street, 
London, Merchant, and ultimately of Burton-upon-Trent, Co. 
StatTord, Esq. Born circa 1659. Married at St. Andrew's, 
Holborn, 19 May, 1703, Anne, dau. of Sii- Hennj Everij, Bart., 
Mar. Lie. dated 19 May, 1703, he, aged 44 years, batchelor ; 
she, aged 45 years, spinster. Will dated 15 June, 1703. 
Admon. with wdll annexed, 25 Oct., 1719, to Edward Pincke 
and Alured Pincke, the nephews, two of the residuary Legatees, 
Jane Pincke, widow, the sister, and executrix, having died in 
Testator's lifetime. His widow survived till 1725. 

Jane Aluked, only sister of the last named Matthew Alured, 
married William Pincke, of Snow Hill, London, third son of 
Henry Pincke, of Kemphott Park, Winslacle, Co. Hants, (by his 
wife Anne, dau. of Henry Wither, Esq.) She died, his widow, 
at Enfield, in Middlesex, in July, 1715, and was buried at 
Winslade, Hants. M.L, on which she is described as daughter 
of John Alured, of Hedon, Co. York. She left, surviving, two 
sons, Edward and Alured Pincke, who administered to the 
estate of their uncle Matthew Alured, and several daughters. 
The male descent from the marriage of Jane Alured and 
William Pincke failed in 1822, with their grandson Alured 
Pincke, of Sharstead Court, Co. Kent, Esq., when the repre- 
sentation of the eldest son of John Alured, the Regicide, and 
with it the heirship of the line of Alured of the Charterhouse, 
centred in the descendants of the daughters of William Pincke 
and Jane Alured. Portraits of the Regicide and his wife existed 
some few years back, and probably still exist, at Sharstead 
Court, Kent. Upon whom the male Alured representation 
devolved upon the decease of Matthew Alured in 1719, is not 
so clear. Thomas Alured, the second son of the Regicide, was 
living in the year 1700, up to which date he held the Recorder- 
ship of Beverley, but whether he married and left issue has 
not been ascertained. The circumstance that Colonel ^Matthew 
Alured is described in the Admon. of Nov., 1668, as nephew by 
the brother, and next of kin of his uncle Thomas Alured, of 



Blackfriars, would seem to infer the previous decease of all his 
elder brothers, but whether without issue cannot be said, al- 
though had there been such, Miss Dorothy Alured, who in her 
will of 1673 mentions so plentifully her relatives, would almost 
certainly have named them. It may be observed that Colonel 
Matthew Alured was not actually next of kin of his uncle 
Thomas Alured, of Blackfriars, but assuming the death of his 
elder brother he was next of kin of full age ; his grand-nephew 
Matthew — who was really the heir, being only nine years old 
at the time. A branch of the Alureds seems to have been 
located in Co. Nottingham. Henry -Alured, of St. Peter's, 
Nottingham, was married in 1603 to Ann Grinder, of Barnsley. 
In Foster's Eegister of Admissions to Grays Inn, we find that 
John, son and heir of Christopher Alured, of Marten, Co. Notts, 
was admitted 28 April, 1658. This Christopher Alured may 
have been the " Christopher Alured, of Harwood," who in 1665 
married at Gargrave, Eleanor Pelham, of Wragley, he being 
then aged 52 ; she, 32. But in that case it would necessarily 
be a second marriage. The Nottingham Alureds descended 
possibly from one of the brothers of Thomas Alured, who 
established his family at the Charterhouse, but of this, so far, 
no proof has been afforded. 

The Arms generally attributed to Alured of Charterhouse, 
are — Gules, a chevron engrailed between three Griffins' heads 
erased, argent, beaked, or, see The Yisitatiojis ; but some of the 
family bore — On a saltire, between four Griffins' heads, erased, 
a Leopard's head enclosed by four lozenges, pointing to the 
ends of the saltire. It is worthy of note that these last 
appear to be the bearings upon the Seal affixed by John Alured 
to the Death Warrant of Charles I. The arms quartered by 
Alured, and also by the descendants of William Pincke and 
Jane Alured, are — 1, Twyer, gules, a cross vair; 2, Clifton, sable, 
a Lion rampant between nine Cinquefoils argent, a Mullet for 
difference. They do not appear to have used the Constable 
quartering, although clearly within their right. 

The Charter-house, in Hull, was founded by Sir Michael de 
la Pole, in 1384. It stood just outside the gates of a large 
Carthusian Monastery. This was closed by Henry VIII. and 
fell into ruins, thus remaining many years. A portion of these 
ruins was destroyed in the siege of Hull, in 1642, and some 
part was standing in 1800. Whatever connection the Alureds 
had with the Monastery site must have been derived either as 
grantees from the King, or as purchasers from some other 
grantee. No Alured had any known connection with the 
Charter House Almshouse, called God's House." The Alureds 
probably resided in a house built on the site of the old Car- 
thusian Monastery, and had no official connection with the 
Charterhouse Hospital. 


The Corporation of Heydou possess, I believe, two silver 
drinking cups, presented by Colonels John and Matthew 
Aliired. One of these cups is said to have the arms of Alured 
engraved upon it. 


Leigh, Lancashire. 


^lur^b proofs. 

Extracts fkom the Oldest Book of Parish Eegisters 
OF Sculcoates, Hull. 

Anno dui 1606, anno Jacobi Regis. . . . Mr. John Aired 
- . . Sepultus in cemeterio Trinitatis de Kingstone super 
Hull tertio die Aprilis. 

John, the sonne of Henry Aired, was borne at (? Caive-^) and 
was christened at Preston, 4 Aprilis, 1607. 

Thomas, the sonne of Henry Aired, was borne at the Charter- 
house, the first of September, 1608. 

Christofer, ye sonne of Henry Aleured, Esq., was baptized 
ye xxvii of Jaunauryia, 1609. 

(Ellen Alured, ye daughter of Henrie Alured, Esquire, 
was baptized ye . . . daye of Aprill, 1611. 

George, the sonne of Henry Aired, Esq., was baptized ye 
fourtl/daie of August, 1612. 

Willm, the sonne of Henrj^e Alered, Esquire, w^as baptized 
the . . . day of September, 1621. 

Kitt Aleuered, ye son of Henry Aleured, Esq., buryed the 15 
of May, 1623. 

Elizabeth, ye daughter of Henry Alured, Esq., was bureied ye 
. . . of September, 1624. 

Ellin, the daughter of Henry Alured, Esq., was buried the 
third day of December, Anno Dom. 1624. 

ffrances Aluered, the wife of Henry Aluered, Esquire, buried 
ye 22 day of June, in Anno Dom. 1626. 

Henry Alured, Esquire, who dwelt at ye Charter-house of ye 
. . . of Sculcoates, was buried in ye Church of S. Trinitatis, 
in Kingston-upon-Hull, the 14 day of April, 1628. 

Benjamin Alured, the sonne of John Alured, Esq., buryed 
the 29 January, 1640. 

Mary, the daughter of John Alured, Esq., baptized the 15 of 
October, 1639. 

Benjamin, the sonne of John Alured, Esq., baptized the 23 
of September, in ye Chappell of Charter-house, 1640. 

• Name indistinct. 

[xVofe.— Between 1640 and the last date in the Book— Oct. 20, 1684— no 
notice of the family found.] 


fflcrk Jitarrxag^ lianas. 

[Paver's Extract in Add. MSS.] 

1603 — Henry Alreacl, of St. Peters, Nottingham, and Ann 
Grinder, of Barnsley. To marry at either. 

1603- Henry Ahired, gent., son and heir of John Alured, Esq., 
of Charter-house, and Frances Vaughan, daughter of 
Francis Vaughan, Esq., late of Sutton-on-Derwent, 
deceased. To marry at Custer ? (sic) or Hannaby ? 

1609 — Marmaduke Grimston, of Garton in Holderness, and 

Lucy Ahired, of Sculcoates. To marry at the latter. 

1610 — Eobert Brearey, of Batley, and Ann Owlereed, of St. 

Johns, York. To marry at the latter. 
1624 — Lancelot Alured, Gent., and Lady Grace Davile, Widow, 
of Filey. To marry at the latter. 

1628— Eobert Johnson, Clerk? (sic) of Beford, and Ann Alured, 

of Sculcoates. To marry at either. 

1629 — Anthony Gifford, Gent., and Ann Alured, Widow, both 

of St. Mary's, Beverley. 
1642 — Matthew Alured, Gent., of Sculcoates, and Catherine 

Nelthorp, Widow, of Walkington. To marry at either. 
1663— William Popple, of Hull, Merchant, aged 25, and Mary 

Alured, of Walkingham, Spinster, aged 25. To marry 

at the latter or at St. Mary's, Hull. 

1665 — Christopher Alurecl, Esq., of Harwood, aged 52, and 

Eleanor Pelham, of Wragley, Widow, aged 32. To 
marry at Gargrave. 

1666 — Marmaduke Constable, of Siglesthorne, Gent., aged 22, 

and Martha Alured, of St. Marys, Beverley, Spinster, 
aged 19. To marry at Walkingham. 


MtxUs anh ^bmnns. in f .Ot.®. 

Will of Thomas Alured, of Blackfeiaes. 1638. 

Thomas Alured, of Blackfryers, London, Gent," 
*' to be layed neere my late deare wife in the Church Porch, in 
Blackfryers, London." * * "unto my Nei^hue Henry 
Thompson, whoe hath beene bred upp by me from a childe, the 
lease and the wholle benefitt thereof, which I have for his life 
from Mr. Tristram Jackson, of Yorkshire, or his sonne, (out of 
Barnabie as I remember) of £50 a year, together with the 
writeings and bondes concerning the same, which I think are 
in his Uncle or Aunt Wykes their custodie, also a legacy of £50 
in addition to the £30 his Aunt, my wife, desired by her Will, 



and upon her death-bed, to give unto him, and besides the 
twentie pounds I have out of his, given unto him formerly by 
my Cozen Edward Latymer, deceased; to each of my elder 
brother's sonnes, £50; to my Neece Johnson, my eldest 
brother's eldest daughter, £50 ; to my Neece Sara, his youngest 
daughter, £200 ; to my Neece Everill Clare, £400, to be dis- 
posed of for the use of her and her children, which Doctor Clare 
consents unto as her elder brother. I forgive unto my brother 
Lancelot all that he owes me, ffor some of which my Cousin 
Henry Darlie, stands bounde alone in a bonde for payment of 
£200 ; also, to said brother, £150 more and £40 a year for life ; 
unto my sister Lucie Harris, £50 ; to Mary Thompson and 
Larrence Thompson, my late wife's Neece and Nephew, when 
of age ; unto their mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson, my late 
wyve's sister, £10, and an annuity of £12 for life. Other Lega- 
tees not called Relations ; my Nephue Mr. John Alured, my 
eldest Brothers eldest son, sole Exor. and residuary Legatee ; 
my late wives Neece and Nephues, Mary, Henry, and Lawrence 
Thompson ; - * my good freind and Cozen Mr. Henry Par- 
ley, Overseer, to whom a Northern Nagg. Dated, 2 May, 1638. 
Codicil same date, unto my sister Weekes, a gould chaine ; 
another chain with diamond I leave with my Executor, or the 
Lady Darley, to keepe for the use of my Executor's eldest 
Sonne's wife." Proved 30 May, 1638, by said Exor. (55 Lee.) 

1 Aug., 1668. Commission to John Allured, cousin in the 
first d€gree, and next of kin of Thomas Allured, late of St. 
Anne's, Blackfriars, London, deceased, to administer the Goods 
&c., of the said deceased, according to the form and effect of 
his Will, John Allured, senr., the Executor named therein (now 
also deceased) not having fully administered. Another grant 
Nov., 1668. 

16 Nov., 1668. Commission to Mathew Alured, the nephew 
by the brother, and next of kin of Thomas Alured, late of St. 
Anne's, Blackfriars, London, deceased, to administer the Goods 
&c., of the said deceased, according to the form and effect of his 
Will, with a Codicil annexed, John Alured, his nephew by the 
brother and Executor, and John Alured, his cousin, (both also 
now deceased,) not having fully administered. Former grant, 
Aug., 1668. 

16 Nov., 1668. Admon. to John Alured, late of Beverley, 
Co. York, deceased, granted to Jane Alured, the Relict. 

Will of Mathew Alured, 1703. 

15 June, 1703. "I, Mathew Alured, of London, Merchant, 
being purposed to take a voyage iuto parts beyond the seas, 
&c. Whereas on the 19th day of May last, I was married to 
Mrs. Anne Every, Daughter of the late Sir Henry Every, of 



the County of Derby, Bart., deceased, and have not as yet re- 
ceived any jDart of her ffortune, or made her any Settlement, 
&c. I do give and bequeath unto my dear and well beloved wife, 
Anne Alured, all her ffortune left her by her father or by any 
other person, or that may be left her, &c., and I do further give 
unto my dear wife, Anne, Twenty Pounds for mourning ; unto 
my Godson and Nephew, Alured Pincke, ^6200 ; unto my Neece, 
Jane Hinton, £200 ; my sister Jane Pincke's ffive Children-, or 
as many of them as shall be liveing at my death, residuary 
Legatees ; my dear sister Jane Pincke, my sole Executrix." 
"Witnesses : Edw: Thornycroft, Robert Barkham, Abra: Bowers. 
On the 25 Oct., 1719, Commission to Edward Pincke and 
Alured Pincke, two of the residuary Legatees named in the 
Will of Matthew Alured, late of Burton-upon-Trent, Co. Stafford, 
Esquire, deceased, Jane Pincke, Widow, the Sister and Execu- 
trix having died in the Testator's lifetime. (175. Browning.) 

Papers relating to Col. Matthew Alured, 1650-4. 

(Add. MSS. 2534^7.) 

Eo. 1 — " Col. Alured's Charges for the Raising his ffoote Regmt. 
for Scotland, 1650." 

E. 11 — " Instructions for Coll. Math. Alured, appointed Com- 

mander-in-Cheefe of the fforces designed for the 
Islands of Moola and Skey, in or neere Scotland." 

F. 21 — Inform aeon. agst. Math. Alured, Esq., Coll. of ffoote, 

under the Command of His Highness Oliver, Lord 
Protector of England, Scotland, and L-eland, &c., 7 
Dec, 1654. 

Will of Dorothy Alured, of Beverley. 

In the name of God, Amen. I, Dorothy Alured, of Bever- 
ley, in ye County of Yorke, Spinster, &c. ^i- unto my deare 
loving Eather, Matthew Alured, Esq., my House in Beverley, 
on the East side of the street commonly call'd Wednesday 
Market, or Fish Market, one Stable, one Barn or Lathe, and 
one little Close of Meddow or Pasture, &c., also my Close lying 
or being within the Bounds of Beverley, neare a Place called 
Speare Dicke, &c., (both which were given me by my loving 
Granmr, Mrs. Dor. Ridmaine) for life, with a power to sell the 
house, if he can, and at his death to leave the house, or ye 
moneys he may have received for it, together with the Close to 
my Nephew Mathew Popple, and his Heirs for ever. I also 
give my Nephew, Mathew Popple, 501i, to be employ'd by way 
of Trade, until he come to be 20 years of age &c. ; unto my 
loving Sisters, Mrs. Mary Popple, Mrs. Martha Constable, £20 
each for mourning ; unto my Brother and Sister Nelthorp, my 
Brother Constable & Brother Popple, 20/- a-piece for rings; 



unto my Aunt Ashmole, £S0 ; unto my loving Cousens Thomas 
Alured & Mathew Ashmole, 20/- each for rings; unto my 
Cousen Sarah Alured, £10 ; I give my Cousen Susannah 
Saunders, £10 ; unto Isbell Thorp, £5 ; to Mary Laughorn, £2 ; 
I give the other Servants in the house, 6/- a-piece ; to Mr. 
Aldern. Coulson, 20/- ; to ye Poor of ye Parish of St. Mary's 
in Beverley, £5 ; unto Mary Thornton, 20/- ; my Deare loving 
Father Mathew Alured, my Sole Executor. Dated 15 Oct., 
1673. Witnesses — John Brereton, Ralph Nickolson. No date 
of Probate given. (Add MSS. FoL 36. ) 

Fo. 37— Bond dated 17 Nov., 1691, from Mathew Alured, of 
Beverley, Co. York, Esq., & Matthew Ashmole, of the 
same, Gent., for £100 — to Abigail Johnson, of the • 
same, widow; the condition being that the said Alured 
Ashmole pay to the said Abigail the sum of £51 10/- 
on the 18 May next ensuing. 

From the Eegister of Admissions to Grays Inn. 
(Vide Collectanea Genealof/ica, Part IV. Ed. by Joseph Foster.) 

Alured, Henry, son and heir apparent of John A., of Charter- 
house, in the East Eiding of Yorkshire, armiger. — 9 Nov., 1601. 

Alured, John, 2ud son of John A., of Charterhouse, in the 
East Eiding of Yorkshire, armiger. — 9 Nov. 1601. 

Alured, John, son and heir of Henry A., of Charterhouse- 
juxta-Hull, Co. Yorke, armiger. — 11 Aug., 1628. 

Alured, John, son and heir apparent of Christopher A., of 
Marten, Co. Nottingham, Esq.— 28 April, 1658. 

Alured, Thomas, son of John A., of Charterhouse, Co. York, 
armiger. — 1 May, 1604. 

Alured, Thomas, 2nd son of John A., of Charterhouse, near 
Kiugston-upon-Hull, Co. York, Esq. — 13 July, 1655. 






€l)t Hell. mUUattt ^tktnsnn, M^X 

William Atkinson was born at Thorparch, on the 14tli of 
April, 1758, and was the fourth son of the Kev. Christoi3her 
Atkinson, who was then the Vicar of that i3lace. They were 
four clever lads, these young Atkinsons, and as graduates at 
Jesus College, Cambridge, achieved a degree of success that 
does not often fall to the lot of so many members of the same 
family. The eldest of them afterwards assumed the name of 
Busfeild in addition to his name of Johnson Atkinson. The 
entire name of Johnson Atkinson Busfeild till recently remained 
in the same family- in the person of the late J. A. Busfeild, Esq., 
of Upwood, near IBingley. 

The second of the four brothers, Miles Atkinson, born at 
Ledsham, in 1741, afterwards Incumbent of St. Paul's Leeds, 
was, like his elder brother, a Wrangler at Cambridge ; and so 
also was the third brother, Christopher Atkinson." William, 
the youngest, the subject of this notice, was First eJunior 02:)time 
at Cambridge, and took his degree of B.A. in 1780, and his 
M.A. in 1783. He was for a time Bector of All Saints' War- 
ham, Norfolk, and in 1784 became Afternoon Lecturer at the 
Parish Church, Bradford, an enrolment worth £40 a 3'ear, and 
for which a sermon had to be preached every Sunday afternoon. 

His appointment to this Lectureship led to one of the most 
violent controversies Bradford has ever known. To attempt to 
go into the details of it in this brief sketch is out of the question. 
Suffice it to say that the most prominent figures in the quarrel 

* Query, How were the Rev. Christopher Atkinson, Rector of Elland, and 
the Rev. Thomas Atkinson, of Hartshead, related to this familj'? — Ed. 



were the Eev. John Crosse, the Vicar of Bradford; the Eev. 
Edwd. Baldwyn, Master of the Bradford Grammar School ; and 
Mr. Atkinson, the subject of this notice. The head and front" 
of offence was the fact that Mr. Crosse went out of his way to 
present the vacant Lectureship to a stranger (Mr. Atkinson), 
instead of to Mr. Baldwyn who looked upon it as perquisite, as 
of right (and certainly of custom) belonging to the Mastership 
of the Grammar School. But Mr. Crosse had an old grudge 
against Mr. Baldwyn, and rather than let the enrolment fall 
into his hands he looked abroad for some other recipient. 

Mr. Atkinson was drawn into the feud that followed, for no 
other reason than that he had accepted Mr. Crosse's offer of 
the Lectureship. Baldwyn was incensed, and smarting under 
a bitter sense of disappointment, became a furious antagonist, 
and by means of printed pamphlets hurled the strongest ana- 
themas against the Vicar Crosse, and the object of his choice, 
Mr. Atkinson. The struggle became fierce and hot, and all 
parties in the town, religious and political, were drawn into the 
vortex. Like many another warfare of words, where temper is 
allowed to supplant reason, it produced no better result than to 
generate a bitterness of feeling and vindictiveness of spirit that 
ill accorded with the characters and position of the parties 
concerned in it. 

"Parson Atkinson," as he was familiarly called, although 
somewhat eccentric in character, was withal a man of rare 
scholarly attainments and intellectual power. In person he 
was of herculean build, and far beyond the average height of 
human stature. He did not preach in his master's gown, nor 
wear the academic hood of his degree, as is usual at the pre- 
sent day, but in the round flowing gown of the University 
Scholar of present times, or in other words, the Geneva gown. 
He did not, however, raise it in ponderous folds to his shoulders, 
and display their fulness to the eyes of his congregation, as 
many others did, who professed to be austere followers of Cran- 
mer, Eidley, and Latimer. Occasionally he would address his 
hearers in a plainness of speech that reminded one of the style 
peculiar to Grimshaw, of Haworth. In one of his discourses 
he divided the inhabitants of Bradford into three parts, one of 
which, he affirmed, never attended the service of the Church ; 
another part he" said, did attend, but it was purely from fashion 
or habit ; and the third, he observed, might do it from principles 
of piety and devotion. But, he asked with much emphasis, 
whether among these there were ten righteous, ten who really 
worshipped God in spirit and in truth. 

Mr. Atkinson had but scant sympathy with Dissent and Dis- 
senters, and in this particular he differed greatly from the Vicar 
Crosse, who lived in the friendliest terms with the Dissenting 
Ministers of the town. One of tlie crotchets of Mr. Atkinson 



was the possession of a printing press, which he kept in his 
house, and from which he often issued pamphlets and broad- 
sheets on ecclesiastical or political topics, under the name of 
** The Old Inquirer." At one time he brought out a small 
serial called The Looldiu/ Gla,ss, in which he expressed with some 
bitterness his views of Dissent and its advocates. 

Mr. Atkinson married in 1791, Mary, daughter of John Cot- 
tam, Esq., by whom he had five sons and three daughters* 
During the later years of his life, the reverend gentleman 
resided at the home of his ancestors, Thorparcli, and here he 
ended his long and useful life on the 30th of September, 1846^ 
in the eighty-ninth year of his age. W. SCRUTON. 

Bower. — Eobert Bower, of Barnsley, married Grace Keres- 
forth. Their son Robert B., of Barnsley, died 1659. His son 
Nathaniel was 18 years of age in 1665. Nathaniel Bower, 
bapt. 1678, of Cawthorne, near Barnsley, was father of Nathan- 
iel, bapt. 1717 ; the father of John, bapt. 1776, who married 
Elizabeth Atkinson, of Knottingley Hall, and had issue John 
and Elizabeth. Can you give me any information from Wills, 
or the Registers at Bradford, with which place the Bowers were 
evidently connected, proving that Nathaniel, b. 1678, was son 
of the Nathaniel, b. c. 1647-8. T.D.H. 

Atkinson of Ripon. — A member of this family became Sec- 
retary tp William III. in 1699, and his descendants held office 
successively in the Royal Mint for 150 years. Henry Wm. 
Atkinson, Esq., had two sons knighted — Sir Jasper, born 1790, 
knighted in 1842, and Sir Henry Esch Atkinson, born 1792, 
knighted in 1836. 

Armitstead. — Notes on the Ancestors of George Armitstead, 
Esq., of Easingwold, a Riga Merchant, are desired. William 
Ermytstead was a Birstall vicar and benefactor more than two 
centuries ago. The arms borne by Mr. George Armitstead, 
(M.P. for Dundee in 1868), son of the first-named, are — Or, a 
chevron embattled sable, between three pheons gules, within a 
bordure of the second. Crest — a sinister and a dexter Arm each 
embowed and in armour, and grasping a spear erect proper. 
*'Ever Ready." 

Bishop Catrik. — I was at Florence in the spring, and in the 
Church of Santa Croce, I noticed and sketched a tomb in the 
centre of the nave to the memory of John Catrik, Bishop of 
Exeter, d. 1419. He is reported to have sprung from a York- 
shire family — Catterick, alias Ketterick. On the tomb his 
Coat of Arms is represented in black and white marble, and is 
stated to be — Sa., three cats, passant, argent. The families of 
Catt and Cattricke have each three cats in their crest. Will 



yon kindly inform me whether any of your County works give 
any account of this Bishop. T.N.B. 
Devonsh., Aug. 12, 1885. 

Catricke — Sable, a chevron between three cats passant guar- 
dant, argent. 

Catterick — Yo/ksJdre Visitation, 1585, — Argent on a fess 
engrailed sable, three quatrefoils, or. 

Keate, of Cornwall, bears — Argent, three wild cats passant 
in pale, sable." C.B.N. 

Yorkshire University- Men. — Amongst the early matricu- 
lations at Caius College, Cambridge, (from 1560 onwards), 
there are not very many referring to Yorkshire. Some of 
these, however, have given rise to considerable perplexity in 
the attempt to identify place-names. As the first volume of 
these entries is being prepared for the press, I should be much 
obliged to any readers who can assist me with the probable 
modern name of the places referred to. I have added the 
name of the student in each case, as a possible clue. The 
places are all in Yorkshire. - J. VENN. 

Caius College, Cambridge. 

Richard Holtby, Frittam, 1573. 
Christopher Brice, Deepley, 1575. 
Marmaduke Langdale, Santon, (?), 1584. 
Gabriel St. Quintin, Kelse, 1534. 
Gabriel Catherall, Holand-in-Holderness. 
Christopher West, Haldon, 1603. 
Thomas Armistead, Stock, 1613. 
Thomas Pawson, Fauley, 1615. 
Robert Carr, Close House, nr. Giggleswick. 
Thomas Boswell, Beethwell, 1629. 

A boy was educated (1600) in " schola adlimpletensi " : 
another at school in " Kirkebridge, in villa St. John's, Ald- 
burgh"; and another ''in Manerio de Ambleybie in parochia de 

Is there a Manor of Girlington, (Ninian Girlington, Esq.) ? 

Information is desired about the parentage, &c., of Maccabeus 
Holiis, of Hull. He was Chamberlain in 1639, his son Robert 
being Recorder in 1697. Probably this could be determined by 
reference to the books of the Corporation. 

The Balmes of Bradford and Birstall. — By favour of 
Edward Balme Wheatley-Baime, Esq., J. P., we present our 
readers with the Coat-Armour of the families he represents. 
The magnificent plate representing Flaxman's exquisite mem- 
orial in Bradford Parish Church, to Abraham Balme, gentleman, 
has just come into our possession. In order to test the family 
tradition, that the Balmes are of French origin, having come 




from France during the persecution of the Huguenots, we have 
seaiched our local parish registers with the following results. 
Thest ^^c paiposeiy leave in the form of proofs, leaving the 
attempt to tabulate a pedigree until additional fields are ex- 
plored. The story goes that the refugee settled in Hackney, 
and built there Baulmes House, mentioned as such in 1647 ; 
and the name still survives there in Balme Square. One portion 
of the family is said to have come into Yorkshire, but we take 
this to .be mere conjecture, for the family was here at the 
commencement of our local Parish Registers. 

From Birstall Registers : 
Baptisms. — John s. John Balme, Feb. G, 1585. Agnes d. 
John Baulme, July 23, 1587. John s. John Bawme, of Liver- 
sedge, April 3, 1589. Alice, his daughter, April 25, 1591 ; 
Margaret, his daughter, Dec. 16, 1593; Jane, his d., Nov. 1,. 

Mar)i(i(/es. — Nicholas Bawme married Jenet Dynyson, July . 
15, 1571. John Baulme, married Margaret Rause, July 
8, 1582: the preceding baptisms refer to their children, no 
doubt, except Jane, a daughter by the second marriage. John. 
Bawme married Sybbel Leafe, May 22nd, 1599. The Leafe- 
family resided in Birstall parish, and may have been near • 
relations of the Martyr of that name. It is scarcely correct, 
we note by parenthesis, that Yorkshire furnished but one 
martyr, though it furnished only one Leafe. 

Burials. — Under 1584, 'bawme mylne ' is incidentally 
mentioned. The place is still recognized. John s. John 
Bawme was buried April 16, 1586, and second son of that 
name was buried June 24, 1589. The wife of Robert Bawme, 
of Robert-town, Aug. 24, 1589. John Bawme of Robert-town, 
June 28, 1592. The wife of John Bawme, Robert-town, Jan. 
1, 1594. Margaret d, John Baulme, Lyvrsage, Dec. 25, 1598. 
Jane d. of John, April 22, 1601. 

The Bradford Registers unfortunately are imperfect before 
1590. From them we obtain the following fragments — 

John Bawme, of Manningham, buried Feb. 14, 1614. His 
wife was buried Nov. 11, 1613. Their children were — John, 
bur. Dec. 8, 1596; Mary, bur. July 29, 1598 ; Robert, bap. 
July 29, 1599; Mary, bap. May 1, 1603; a daughter buried 
Aug. 23, 1602; Ehzabeth, bap. April 8, 1605, but was buried, 
we presume, under the term 'a child,' July 6, 1605; Jonas, bap. 
April 6, 1607, he lived in Little Horton and buried a child — 
Lucretia, Oct. 3, 1643. John Bawme, of Manningham, buried 
a child March 28, 1609, and another August 5, 1610. Robert 
Balme, of Bradford, was father of Isaac, bap. Dec. 1, 1633, 
John, bap. Jan. 6, 1638, bur. May 2, 1640, Mary, bap. Aug. 1, 
1647. John Balme, of Manningham, son, we presume, of the 
aforesaid John, of Manningham, was father of John, bap. Nov. 

Y.G. C 



16, 1623, Thomas, bap. Sep. 25, 1625, Martha, bap. March 28, 
1627, Sarah, bap. Aug. 22, 1630, bur. Nov. 19, 1630, Mary, 
bap. Oct. 18, 1631, and Isaac, bap. Nov. 12, 1683. 

Kobert Bawme, of Little Horton, senior, was buried in Brad- 
ford Church, feb. 28, 1638. His children were — John, (born 
before the date of the first baptismal record in the Register but 
mentioned in his brother Isaac's will,) Martha, bap. March 4, 
1599, who married, by licence, Jonas Walker, March 24, 1622, 
Michael, bap. Sep. 20, 1601, Abraham, bap. March 18, 1603, 
and Isaac, bap. Aug. 80, 1607. John, the eldest, so far as we 
know, resided at Bowling, and died before 1673, as mentioned 
in his brother Isaac's will that year. He married on June 26, 
1619, Sarah Hodgson, of the old yeomanry family of that name 
at Bolhng, or Bowling. He was a dissenter, and his house 
was licensed on the Declaration of Indulgence. John Balme, 
of Sickerlane, Bowling, (whose wife died suddenly Dec. 17, 
1688, aged 66, as recorded by Oliver Hey wood,) was probably 
his son ; but we know from the Register that Abraham, bap. 
July 29, 1621, was his son. This Abraham was a clothier at 
Bowling, and his will nuncupative, Dec. 21, 1657, was j)roved 
by his widow Ellen, with Jonathan Thomas and John Green- 
wood, as witnesses. His son Isaac was probably born during 
the disturbances at Bradford caused by the Civil War. Like 
his grandfather, Isaac was a noted dissenter, and had his house 
licensed July, 1689, under the Toleration Act. Hey wood often 
visited his house at * Boulin.' Hannah Hodgson, possibly his 
grandmother's sister, died at his house in 1687, aged 80. 
Isaac's wife was buried July 3, 1717. Their children were — 
John, bap. Oct. 2, 1674, (married Ann Stead, of Bradford, 
June 15, 1696 ;) Rebecca, bap. Aug. 9, 1678, Isaac, bap. Oct. 
18, 1682, Rachel, bap. Oct. 5, 1687? and married Robert 
Dautrie, June 19, 1711. 

Abraham's other children were — Martha, bap. July 25, 1647, 
Hannah, bap. Aug. 12, 1649, Hellen, bap. Feb. 25, 1654, and 
John, bap. March 20, 1652, whose wife was buried Dec. 13, 
1719, and whose daughter Sarah, married Edward Gravilly, 
died May 14, 1724, on the birth of her second child, and was 
buried at Whitkirk next day. 

Michael, the second son of Robert Balme, born 1601, of 
Little Horton, afterv/ards of Parkhouse, married Elizabeth 
Lister, Aug. 4, 1629. Their children were — a child buried 
April 18, 1632, Elizabeth, bap. same day, bur. April 23, 1632. 
Mary, bap. April 28, 1633, Thomas, bap. Jan. 10, 1635, bur. 
April 9, 1637, William, bap. June 18, 1637, and Abraham, bap. 
Aug. 25, 1689. 

Isaac, the youngest son of Robert Balme, of Little Horton, 
bap. 1607, will dated May 8, 1673, mentions his wife Mary, his 
deceased brother John, and his nephew Abraham Carter. An 


iinbaptized child of Isaac Balme was buried at Bradford, Feb. 
22, 1636, bis daughters were Mary, bap. May 20, 1637, Martha, 
bap. Feb. 1-1, 1640, and Hannah, bap. June 18, 1645. The 
messuage he bequeathed to the heirs of his deceased brother 
John, of BolHng. The clock, virginals, silver-cup, two silver 
spoons, and furniture that was her own mother's to Mary his 

Kobert Balme, junior, of Little Horton, who was buried 
within Bradford Church, March 9, 1638, was a son of the said 
Kobert, senior, we feel persuaded, but have not the record of 
his baptism. The children of Kobert the younger were — Mary, 
bap. May 10, 1629, Robert, Sep. 2, 1632, Abraham, Nov. 27, 
1636, Isaac, May 27, 1637. 

Thomas Balme, of AUerton, was buried Sep. 12, 1624. 
Isabel Balme, of Allerton, was buried Aug. 14, 1620; and 
Widow Balme, May 10, 1636. Thomas' children were — 
Michael, bap. Jan. 4, 1600, William, bap. Feb. 12, 1603, buried 
Oct. 17, 1625, and Ehzabeth, bap. Aug. 5, 1610, bur. Aug. 12, 
1627. Michael married Susan Whitwham, May 28, 1633, and 
had three daughters — Mary, bap. July 3, 1636, Elizabeth, bap. 
Aug. 12, 1637, Susan, bap. May 1, 1641. 

In addition to these, and other proofs of the early residence 
of the Balmes in Bradford and Birstall, there were branches, 
it seems, at Pontefract and Doncaster. Nicholas Baw;ie, 
'milner,' Pontefract, made his will, proved in 1605. Parcival 
Baw«e^ joyner, Doncaster, will proved Dec. 3, 1612, mentions 
his daughters Katherine Bawne and Elizabeth Ba,\\ine. 

There are no Balme wills at York from 1570 to 1605. 
To he contlmied . 

Adams. — William A., of Owston, will dated 1557 

=f= Ann Frankland. 
Henry, will and inq., p.m., 1562 

=f= Mary, d. Alex. Metliam, of Cadeby. 
Philip, b. 1558 or 9, d. 1623 

=f= Gertrude, d. Thos. Bosvile, of Warmsworth. 
William, b. 1604-5, d. 1638 

=p Margaryt, d. Sir Thos. Ellis, Knt.,of Grantham. 
Sir William A., of Owston, Knt., J. P., b. 1627, d. 
Feb. 1667. 

=p Mary, d. John Downay, sister to 1st Visct. 

J Downe, d. 1698, ag ed 69. 

I \ ! 

William, John Thomas, 

d. May, 1654. : Vere d. Sir Kecorder 
John Jackson. of York. 

Henry Adams, M.A., presented to the Kectory of Kawmarsh 
in 1636, married in 1659, Susan Sill, of Kotliorham. 



Cliristoplier Adams, presented to the same Rectory in 1666, 
married Mary Nutter, of Rawmarsh, probably a descendant of 
Wni. Nutter, a former Rector. Ann Adams, their daughter, 
married William Stephenson, who died Rector of Rawmarsh, in 
1747, aged 83, and was succeeded in the Rectory by his son 
Christopher, who married Elizabeth, d. Daniel Hoare, of Hull. 

Hugh Cuerek, of Marley. — Do you know anything of a 
Hugh Currer, of Overbrea, Northowram, about 1670 ? He is 
mentioned in the will of one of the Saviles, of Marley Hall,. 
Bingley. By the bye, how were these Saviles connected with 
the other families of that name ? 

Dawson. — Richard Dawson, said to have been of Spalding- 
ton, CO. York, married Anne, d. of Sir Henry Lowther. A 
descendant of theirs was William Dawson, Esq., collector of 
the revenue for Downe and Antrim, temp., Chas. II. His son 
Ephraim became M.P. for Queen's County, and purchased 
Portarlington, and was succeeded by his only surviving son 
William Henry Dawson, M.P. for Portarlington, and on his 
father's death, M.P. for Queen's County. He married in 1737, 
Mary, d. Joseph Darner, co. Dorset. He became Baron Dawson 
of Dawson's Court, Queen's County, in 1770, and Viscount Carlow, 
in 1776. He died in 1779, and his eldest son John, b. 1744, 
succeeded as 2nd Viscount, and was advanced to an earldom in 
1785, as Earl of Portarlington. 

Of the same stock, I believe, is the present Baron Cremorne 
and Baron Dartrey. Thomas Dawson, of Armagh, (the father 
of John and grandfather of AV alter Dawson, who died in 1704), 
stands at the head of this branch. Can the Yorkshire ancestors 
be traced ?— Enq. 

Brian Ambler. — In the Life of Anthony a Wood, VoL I. 
Ecclesiastical History Society, mention is made of Brian 
Ambler, a junior of Merton College, who became a minister at' 
Ledbury, in Shropshire, where he died in consequence of a fall 
from his horse. His son John was admitted a clerk of AIL 
Souls College in 1689, aged 17. Brian Ambler seems to have- 
been a Yorkshirenian, do the College Books show this ? 

Anne. -pAnne 


Dorothy Anne Isabel Martin =p Erancis Angier 

=John Anlaby =Barth. s. , ' s 

ofEtton. Robert Triggot George Anne, Agnes 

by Jane, d. Sir of Strickley, =Francis 

BryanHastings. d. 1620. Holmes, of 
= Margaret Hampole, 

? The relationship of | Fenton. in 1585. 

Michael Anne, Esq., J. P. Philip Anne=Ellen Sherburn 

1683. d. 1647. 



Charlotte Bronte. — We have been favoured with two letters 
of Miss Bronte, and a precious lock of her hair. Part of the 
first letter, referring to the failure of the projected hoarding- 
school, we give in fac-simile. The second letter tells of Anne's 
journey to Scarbro', where, in twelve days' time, she died. 

*I send you two additional circulars, and will send you two 
more, if you desire it, when I write again. I have no news to 
give you — Mr. leaves in the course of a fortnight — ho will 



spend a few weeks in Ireland previously to settling at Keighley^ 
lie continues just the same, often noxious and bad tempered — • 
sometimes rather tolerable, just supportable. How did your 

party go off ? how are you ? how is Write soon and at 

length for your letters are a great comfort to me — we are all 
pretty well — Remember me kindly to each member of the house- 
hold at Brookroyd. 

Yours C.B. 

May 16th, /49. 

Dear Ellen, 

We have now made arrangements for the journey. 
We shall leave Keighley about J past one o'clock and expect to 
reach Leeds soon after two — Wednesday 23rd, that is next 
week. It is with a heavy heart I prepare, and earnestly do I 
wish the fatigue of the journey well over— it may be borne 
better than I expect — for temporary stimulus often does much, 
but when I see the daily increasing weakness I know not what 
to think. I fear you will be shocked when you see Anne, but 
be on your guard, dear Ellen, not to express your feelings, 
indeed I can trust both your self-possession and your kindness. 

I wish my judgment sanctioned this step of going to Scarbro' 
more fully than it does. You ask how I have arranged about 
leaving papa — I could make no special arrangement, he wishes 

me to go with Anne, and would not hear of Mr. N coming 

or anything of that kind, so I do what I believe is for the best 
and leave the result to Providence. Best love to all. Is your 
sister Ann's affair settled ? 

Yours faithfully, 

C. Bronte. 

Akthington. Jackson. Cyril Arthington, of Milnethorpe. 

= Ann Binns 


Elizabeth=Joseph Wood, M.A., 

I Vicar, of Sandal 
Eosamund Wood=Robert Jackson, 
Rector of Adel, 
d. June 28,1730 


= Thomas Hardcastle. 


Sanford H.=in 1725, Hen- 
rietta Proctor 
of Thorpe on 

William Jackson, CjtII Jackson, M.D., Halifax 
Rector of Adel, or | Thomas H., 

Addle. Cyril Jackson, D.D., l^eir toArthmgton 

Dean of Christ's Church. 


HoRSFALL, KiccAED. THoi'sfall, ? What residence. 

Richard H.= Aune Riccard Jane H. = John Riccard, of Heck, d. 
I 1669, aged 58. 

Mary R.=John Thoreshy. Jane R.=Alexr. Clarke 

d. Mch. 1707-8. 

Rev. Thomas Dickenson. — To the notices of Mr. Dickenson 
in the lieijister, allow me to add that some of his 
descendants may be traced to the present. His daughter Mary, 
b. 1717, d. 1804, married James Harriott, of London, Master 
of the Cordwainers' Company in 1779, Lieut. Col. in London 
Militia. Their children were Thomas Dickenson Harriott, and 
Mary Harriott, who married John Newsoni, a Doctor in Cheap- 
side, London. Mrs. Newsome, b. 1748, d. 1812, had, beside 
other children, Mary, b. 1774, d. 1845, who married William 
Brigg, of Leeds, a descendant of the Brigg or Briggs family of 
Norwood-green, in Hipperholme ; and his grandson, the Rev. 
John E. Brigg, of Hepworth Vicarage, Huddersfield, married 
the daughter of Walter Williams, Esq., of London, who had 
married Harriet E. Newsom, daughter of Joseph Newsom, of 
London, b. 1776, d. 1851, the son of Dr. Newsom. Portraits 
of James and Mary Harriott are still held by the family. They 
have also a Testimonial, of which the following is a copy : 

WliQreas Mr. Thomas Dickenson hath addressed himself to 
us, ministers of the Gospel in the County of Lancaster, whose 
names are here subscribed, desiring to be ordained a Presbyter, 
and he, having given sufficient Testimonial of his diligence and 
in'oficiency in his studies, and unblameablenesa of life and con- 
versation, and all exercises duly performed; These may testifie 
to all it may concern that upon Thursday, the 29th of March, 
W^e have proceeded solemnly to set him apart to the office of a 
Presbyter, and work of the ministry of the Gospel, by laying on 
of hands with fasting and Prayer, by virtue whereof we do 
declare him to be a lawful and sufficiently authorized minister 
of Jesus Christ to exercise his ministry in any place where 
Divine Providence may call him, and particularly at Gorton, 
near Manchester for the present, exhorting the people in the 
name of Jesus Christ willingly to receive and encourage him in 
the execution of his said Office, that he may be able to give 
such account to Christ of their obedience to his ministry in the 
Lord, as may be to his joy and their everlasting comfort. In 
witness whereof we have hereunto put our hands this Twenty- 
third day of May in the year of our Lord 1694. 

Henry Finch, Moderator. Roger Baldwin. 

John Chorlton, Scribe. Samuel Angier. 

Henry Newcome. Nathanial Scholes. 

Robert Eaton. 



The Eev. Thomas Dickenson belonged to an ancient family 
at Heaton, near Manchester, and was born April 14th, 1669, 
and bai3tised the 24th of the same month. He was educated 
for the work of the ministry, and in the 25th year of his age he 
was solemnly set apart to that sacred office at Gorton, near 
Manchester, on March 29th, 1694, by the laying on of hands 
with fasting and prayer. He must have continued at Gorton 
about 8 years, for on the death of that venerable man of God 
Eev. Oliver Heywood, he succeeded to the pastoral care of the 
Ohurch at Northowram, near Halifax. He purchased of the 
executors of Mr. Heywood his late dwelling place and continued 
his ministerial labours there with unremitted diligence and 
great success till 174B. On Sep. 4th in that year he was taken 
ill while preaching from Psalm 110, 19, but lived till December 
26, when he died, and was buried in the Chapel at Northowram 
where for 42 years he had preached so faithfully. His wife, was 
Hannah, daughter of Mr. Eichard Foster, Clothworker, of 
Ossett, a very holy man. They were married Oct. 24, 1705. 
She, with eight of her twelve children, survived him. She soon 
removed to Clerkenwell, London, where she died, and was 
buried in Bunhill Fields. 

Inscription on Eev. T. Dickenson's monument at Northow- 
ram. See Northowram or Nonconformist Eegister. 

Inscription for Mrs. Dickenson in Bunhill Fields, London : 

" Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Hannah Dickenson, Eelict 
of the Eeverend Mr. Thomas Dickenson of Northowram, near 
Halifax, in the County of York, who departed this life the 28th 
day of July, 1765, in the 80th year of her age. C.B. 

Eichard Monckton Milnes, first Baron Houghton in the 
Peerage of the United Kingdom, who died at Vichy on the 10th, 
of August, was buried in the family vault of the ancient 
Parish Church of Ferry Fryston, which stands on the con- 
fines of his principal Yorkshire seat, Fryston Hall. In har- 
mony with the wishes and feelings of the deceased nobleman, 
the funeral was a quiet and unostentatious one, the circle of 
mourners being confined to the members of the family and im- 
mediate family connections. The long and intimate relations 
which have subsisted between the Milnes family and Pontefract, 
which town the father of the late Lord Houghton, Mr. Eobert 
Pemberton Milnes, represented for twelve years, and Lord 
Houghton himself, as Eichard Monckton Milnes, for a quarter 
of a century, rendered it im-possible, however, to refuse the 
inhabitants of that place the opportunity, in an official and re- 
presentative character, of pajdng a last tribute of respect and 
esteem to one who had so long been connected with the borough, 
and vAio had always taken a warm interest in its welfare. The 
late Lord Houghton's remains were conveyed to Fryston Hall, 



and placed in the library of the mansion — Lord Houghton's 
favourite room, and the one where he spent the most of his 
time during his stay in Yorkshire. Embalmed at Yichy, the 
body lay in a plain oak coffin, in which it was originally 
placed, and inscribed on a brass plate on the coffin lid were 
the following words : — 


First Lord Houghton : 
Born 19th June, 1809, 
Died 10th August, 1885. 

The late Archdeacon Hey. — The mural monument which 
it was decided to erect in memory of the late Archdeacon 
Hey, in York Minster, has been placed in its position in the 
sacred edifice. It occupies one of the arcades of the wall of 
the north aisle of the choir, and is in the shape of a panel, with 
a (/(W is of Italian alabaster at the summit. The panel is 
encircled with a bordering of dark fossil marble, within which 
runs all round a string of Tudor roses and foliage, also carved 
in Italian alabaster. In the centre is an oblong plate of red 
marble, highly polished, on which, in gold letters of old English 
text, is the following inscription : — " This tablet was placed 
here, and two scholarships were formed at St. Peter's School, 
Y^ork, by public subscription, in memory of William Hey, M.A., 
formerly Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, for 26 years 
head master of St. Peter's School, and at the time of his death 
vicar of St. Olave, Marygate, Canon Residentiary of Y'ork, and 
Archdeacon of Cleveland. Born June 1st, 1811 ; died suddenly 
22d November, 1882. Cito Tenisti Domine Jem noii niinls clto/' 
The monument has been designed by Mr. Bodley, architect to 
the Dean and Chapter of Y^ork, and executed by Messrs Palmer 
a.nd Brindley, of Westminster Bridge Road, London. — York 

BiRSTALL Parish Registers. — By favour of the esteemed 
Vicar, we have extracted, amongst other notes, the following 
particulars of general interest. 

B(q)tisms. — ^March 14 — March 30, 1561, Here it is said that a 
piece of ye booke was taken aAvay. Robert Dickson, vicar, 
signs the first page. The Castlehouse in Liversedge is 
mentioned under 1564. The Wilbores or Wildbores lived in 
the parish at this date. Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. Robert 
Popelay, bap. Aug. 15, 1567. Margery, d. Thomas Halle, 
clerk, bap. feb. 16, 1568. Alice, d. Thomas Halle, bap. Nov. 
11, 1571. Henry, s. Robert Popeley, gent., July 16, 1569. 
Christopher, s. Robert Popeley, gent., Dec. 28, 1570. Alvery, 
s. Robert Popeley, gent., Dec. 25, 1574. Mary, d. Thomas 
Halle, deacon, June 15, 1575. [Sir Thomas Hall had been 
curate of Lightcliffe, or Eastfield Cliapel, as it was then 



called. 1575, Feb. 27 to May 1st, wanting. Oct. 6, 1577 to 
May 19, 1578 — wanting, and there are only seven entries in 
the rest of 1578. There is then a blank up to Oct. 25, 1581. 
Edward, s. Thomas Halle, bap. Jan. 17, 1582. Eobert, s. 
Robert Popeley, March 7, 1584. Nicholas, s. Mr. Robert 
Popelay, feb. 22, 1586. John, s. Mr. Robert Neville, of Liver- 
sedge Hall, feb. 26, 1587. Richard, s. William Harrison, 
schoolmaster, of Birstall, March, 1588. Damaris, d. Robert 
Dickson, pastor of ye church at Birstall, April 26, 1589. John, 
s. Edward Dickonson, late of Norwitch, Oct. 26, 1589. Daniell, 
s. Robert Dickson, pastor of ye congregacon, March 28, 1591. 
March 15— April 2, 1592, blank. Robert, s. Mr. Christopher 
Popeley, of Popeley, gent., Sep. 3, 1592, and Elizabeth his 
daughter, Jan. 23, 1593. Zacliarie, s. Mr. Robert Dickson, 
vicar, Aug. 24, 1593, and Tobias his son, Dec. 20, 1594. 
" Memorand, that these iiij following were baptized at Heaton 
chappell, [The White Chapel] without the knowledge and 
consent of Mr. Robt. Dickson, Vicar of Birstall, by a strange 
mynistr, Nov. 2, 1594 " — four names follow. Elizabeth, d. Mr. 
Robert Dixon, Vicar, bap. Oct. 2, 1596 ; Edward, his son, Oct. 
29, 1597; Bartholomew, his son, Sep. 14, 1599. Richard, s, 
Mr. Christopher Popeley, Oct. 10, 1596; Margaret, his daughter^ 
June 11, 1597; Ann, his daughter, Sep. 16, 1599 ; John, hi& 
son, March 11, 1600; Lewys, his son, May 17. 1602. George, 
s. Mr. Robert Dickson, pastor of the Church at Birstall, bap. 
April 11, 1601. Judith, d. Mr. Lewis Waterhouse, of Popeley, 
bap. April 29, 1604. Dorothy, d. Mr. Christopher Popeley, of 
Popeley, Dec. 15, 1605. Abigail, d. Mr. David Waterhouse, of 
Okewell, Dec. 23, 1610. In 1610 the Mote-hill is mentioned. 
Elizabeth, d. Mr. Jonas Waterhouse, of Prsonage, bap. Nov. 1, 
1609; Bridget, his daughter, March 11,1611; Tempest, his 
son, Aug. 6, 1615. Elizabeth, d. Mr. Lewys Waterhouse, of 
Popeley, 1610; Margaret, his daughter, Sep. 29, 1614. Grace, 
d. Mr. Richard Musgrave, minister of Burstall, June 15, 1613, 
Ann, his daughter, Nov. 18, 1615 ; Mary, his daughter, Oct. 8^ 
1618; Jane, his daughter, Feb. 17, 162i. 

ffrancis ye dr. Mr. Marshe, pastor of ye congregacon, bap. 
Nov. 22, 1615. Tobie, s. Richard Marshe, vicar, was christened 
at Hartshead, Aug. 3, born July 26, 1620. Richard, s. Richard 
Marshe, vicar, bap. Aug. 10, 1622 ; Stephen, his son, Aug. 3, 
1624 ; John, his son, Dec. 6, 1626 ; EHzabeth, his daughter, 
April 2, 1628; Edmund, s. Mr. Richard Marshe, Vicar, 1630; 
and John, his son, June 3, 1635. 

Dorothy, d. Mr. ffrancis Popeley, Gomersall, Dec. 29, 1621 ; 
Elizabeth, his daughter, 1625 ; John, his son, feb. 5, 1626 ; 
Grace, his daughter, 1628. 

Marriai/es. — The first wedding recorded is that of Edmund 
Horsfall and Johan Graue, May 9, 1558. Thomas Halle, 



clerke, married Margaret Grave, Sep. 3, 1566. Henry Nettle- 
ton and Ann Popeley, 1569. Years 1577-1581 omitted in the 
Eegister. Edward Wliittakers, clerk, and Elizabeth Gomersall, 
July 21, 1582. Mr. Eobert Neville and Grace Pickeringe, 
Dec. 22, 1583. Eichard Tempest and Margaret Hoyle, 1583. 
John Smyth and Dorothy Popeley, July 25, 1587. Eichard 
Wilkinson, gent., and Mrs. Elizabeth Popeley, April 29, 1589. 
John Stubley and Mrs. Alice Popeley, 1592. Eobert Drake 
and Jennet Marshe, Aug. 12, 1591. Edward Boyle and Alice 
Savill, Dec. 4, 1610. [We shall have further to notice the 
Boyles — who were of the Earl of Burlington's family.] Eichard 
Musgrave and Alice Idle, March 28, 1611. Mr. John Popeley 
and Elizabeth Savill, May 7, 1614. Mr. Gervase Popeley and 
Ms. Jane Beamont, March 25, 1617. Mr. Edward Birkbecke, 
clerk, and Barbara Eey, 1617. Mr. Edward Hill [Vicar of 
Huddersfield,] and Ann Brighouse, Nov. 4, 1617. Mr. ffrancis 
Popeley and Elizabeth Gomersall, Nov. 14, 1620. Mr. Lewis 
West (? Waterhouse) and ffrancis Marshe, 1683. Eichard 
Marshe, Vicar, and Ms. Elizabeth Batte, April 22, 1634. 

Burials. — Elizabeth, wife of Eobert Popeley, Aug. 10, 1561. 
W^ilHam Tayher, Vicar of Birstall, March 24, 1563. Mr. 
Eobert Popeley, of Wooley, Dec. 21, 1565. A child of the 
jjypers of Heckmondwike, April 27, 1567. William, s. Thomas 
Halle, clerk, Jan. 3, 1567. Henry, s. Eobert Popeley, gent., 
Oct. 18, 1569. The Keeper's wife of Lyversage Parke, 1569. 
ffrancis,* s. William Barmbee, Esq., 1572. Alvary, infant s. 
Eobert Popeley, gent., July 5, 1575. 1577-1581 unrecorded. 
Eobert, s. Eobert Popeley, Sep. 29, 1585. William Gryue, 
drowned himself in a pitt nere unto Adwalton townes ende and 
was buryed on ye topp of ye comon ye 3th of June, 1586. 
Thomas Kytson, of five score and d.r years, April 12, 1587. 
Nicholas, s. Mr. Eobert Popeley, of Popeley, 1587. Mr. Eobert 
Popeley, of Popeley, Dec. 6, 1589, Anthony Toithill, of ye 
parish of Haworth, Aug. 23, 1590. Thomas Palden, of 
Halifax parish, 1591. Damaris, d. of Eobte Dickson, pastor of 
the congregation at Birstall, May 30, 1592. Mr. Edward Batt, 
B.D., March 7, 1597. Mr. ffrancis Waterhouse, Birkinshev, 
Jan. 13, 1598. Ann, d. of Mr. Christopher Popeley, 1600; 
John, his son, ( ) ; Lewys, his son, June 20, 1602 ; Dorothy, 
his daughter, Nov. 23, 1605 ; his wife, Nov. 31, 1605. Eobert 
Waterhouse, of Bingley parish, 1606. Mary, d. Mr. Jonas 
Waterhouse, of prsonage, Nov. 27, 1608; Margaret, his 
daughter, Dec. 14, 1608.^ Elizabeth, d. Mr. Nicholas Water- 
house, of Wither, Aug. 23, 1609. Mr. Christopher Popeley, of 
Popeley, July 21, 1615 ; Ann, his daughter, July 22, 1616. 
Ann, wife of Mr. Lewis Waterhouse, Nov. 3, 1617. ffrances, d. 
Mr. Jonas Waterhouse, of Birstall, March 23, 1630; Judith, 
his wife, April 1, 1620. Ms. Margaret Waterhouse, of Birstall, 



widow, 1623. Mr. Gervase Popeley, of Ridings, June 25, 1623. 
Elizabeth, d. Mr. ffrancis Popeley, 1625. John, s. Mr. Ifrancis 
Popeley, of ; Little Gomersall, 1626. John, s. Richard Marshe, 
April 13, 1627, Richard Musgrave, Schoolmaster at Birstall 
and Curate of Tong, Jan. 7, 1628. Thomasine, wife of Mr. 
Richard Marshe [Vicar; afterwards Vicar of Halifax,] June 26, 
1631. Edmund, his son, Aug. 21, 1632. Mrs. Elizabeth 
Wilkinson, widow, 1631. The wife of Mr. John Linley, Birstall, 
1631. Elizabeth, wife of Mr. ffrancis Popeley, Gomersall, Dec. 
31, 1632. Mr. Robert Waterhouse, of Birstall, March 2, 1633. 

Other names of public interest from this first book at Birstall, 
we will give in a future number, and meantime leave the list 
as it stands. Yorkshire Genealogists will recognize the import- 
ance of the families just given, and many of the individuals 
will be known as men of historic standing. The second book 
begins with the year 1635. We cannot close this brief sketch 
without recording our thanks to the genial vicar of the parish 
of — not Spen Valley — but Birstall. 0 tempora, 0 mores. 

LoKDS EuRE. — In Foster's Yorkshire Pedigrees, Sir John 
de Eure is said to have married Margaret, dau. of ... ; 
supposed to be of the family of Lumley or Heron ; but no 
evidence is given to support this statement. Their son is 
married to Isabella, dau. of Rob. Lord Clifford. As far as I 
can make out with such evidence as I have at hand, this lady 
could only have been the dau. of Rob. Lord Clifford, who mar. 
Euphemia, dau. of Ralph Nevill, and left no male issue, and as 
he was succeeded by his brother, the assumption is that he left 
no issue. Lord Clifford was the son of another Rob. Lord 
Clifford, by Isabella, dau. of Maurice, Lord Berkeley. Was not 
Margaret above, instead of being a Lumley or Heron, an heiress 
of Roos of Witton (or Whitton) ? John de Roos held Witton 
temp. Edw. I, (vide Feet of Fines), and in 1410 Ralph de Eure, 
grandson of Margaret, had licence to fortify his castle of 
Witton. Again, according to the MS. of the Antiquary Torr 
in the Cathedral Library at York, the arms of Eure quartering 
Mowbray (184 quarterly or, and gu., on a hend sa. three escallop 
shells ar(j., 2 and 3 Gu. a lion ramp. arr/.J, were formerl}^ in a 
window of Belton Church ; at least so says Stonehouse in his 
"History of the Isle of Axholme." Is such the case? and if so, 
is there any other evidence of the marriage of an Eure with an 
heiress of Mowbray. I have lost the reference, but I have some 
recollection of seeing a fine or release of Easby from Wm. de 
Mowbray to John de Eure, I think temp. Edw. 1. The settle- 
ment of the above marriages is a point of interest; and there 
are some other points that need clearing up. What children 
had Sir Sampson Eure (grandson of the second Lord) of Gate- 
ley Park, Herefordshire ? According to the Royalist Compo- 
sition Papers (No. 561), he had only one son, aged twelve years 



ill 1647. This sou was called John, and is mentioned in Harl. 
MS. 5808, where he is said to have married Susan, dau. and 
coh. of Sir John Tracy, of Stanliow, 26 Sept., 1661. Thi& 
marriage is confirmed by the Par: Reg: of Stanhoe, co. Norfolk, 
which also record the marriage of another dan. of Sir John 
Tracy, his own burial, and that of Elizabeth his ^wife. Any 
unpublished information from wills, parish registers, &c., re- 
lating to the Eure family will be most acceptable. A.J.J. 

Our correspondent may be i^leased to know that the fine 
original vellum pedigree of the Lords Eure, with special refer- 
ence to the Pickerings of Tingley, the Heskeths, and the 
Swaines, is preserved at Braboeuf Manor, Guildford, where we 
saw it a few years ago. — Ed. 

MoKRALL, MoEEELL. — Early notices, or historical sketch of 
this family will be esteemed a favour. M. 

IT is now some twenty 
years since the first 

appearance m a collected 
form, of Ben Preston's 
Poems. The little book 
was entitled, "The Dia- 
lect Poems of Benjamin 
Preston," and was issued 
at the moderate charge of 
a shilling. Besides a gloss- 
ary of local dialect words, 
it contained a portrait of 
the poet, and a short bio- 
graphical sketch from the 
pen of the poet's nephew, 
Mr. J. E. Preston. Its publisher was Mr.x\braham 
Holroyd, of Bradford. The little book was a 
success in every sense, and its rapid sale went a 
long way towards establishing the already grow- 
ing popularity of its author. 

Since then, many of Mr. Preston's effusions 
have adorned the "Poet's Corner of the llradfoyd 
'/)hsfnrr, and other local journals. From these 
'sources, reaching over a long stretch of j^ears, a 
choice collection of his poems, dialect and other, has recently 
been compiled by Mr. T. T. Empsall, and published by the 


late Mr. Tliomas Brear, both of Bradford. *'An hour with 
this book," says the Rev. 8. Baring-Gould, "is an hour of un- 
clouded happiness, like many more 1 have spent on the York- 
shire moors, with the scent of whins in the air, and the larks 
singing overhead." 

Ben Preston was born at Bradford, August 10th, 1819. He 
removed with his parents to a lovely spot some two miles up 
Bradford Dale, at so early a period in his life that he regards 
it as all but his actual birthplace. Half a century ago, this 
was indeed a sweet rural retreat, and the few years which the 
young poet had the good fortune of spending there made a 
lasting impression upon his memory. The place itself was 
known as Waterside " (see sketch'^ on opposite page), and 
<?onsisted simply of a farmstead, with outbuildings, and three 
cottages tenanted, when Ben was a child, by weavers and wool- 
combers, who followed their peaceful labours at their own 
firesides. Pleasant too, were the surroundings of this quiet 
nook, and well calculated to nurture and bring forth poetic 
ideas. In a poem (too long to be quoted here) entitled — " The 
Olden Days," written in his mature years, Mr. Preston, repro- 
duces, almost without an effort, the sweet imagery of the old 
home-scenes of " Waterside." 

Preston's father was a hand-loom weaver, but after a few 
years' residence at Waterside, he left the loom and entered the 
warehouse of a manufacturer in Bradford. 

To the young poet this was a change not at all to his liking, 
for it meant a life of factory incarceration instead of home 
freedom, and the noisy pavement of a town in place of the 
green fields and hedgerows he so much loved. 

On settling down at Bradford, the first step taken with young 
Ben was to send him to the Quaker School, where a fair 
education was given for a small outlay. Afterwards he was 
bound apprentice to his father's employer, with whom he 
served six years at woolsorting. It was w^hile plodding at this 
labour, day by day, that he became so intimately acquainted 
with the life of the factory operative, as it existed before legis- 
lation stepped in to put the curb on grasping and unscrupulous 
employers, w4io, in their scrambling haste to make riches, cared 
little for the lives of those they employed. Fortunes were 
being built up at the price of cruel and unjust oppression. 
Poor weavers and combers had to submit to wholesale abate- 
ments of their scanty wages, until it was all but impossible to 
live. In some instances, workpeople were even compelled to 
purchase the necessaries of life at shops connected with the 
factories in which they toiled, at a disadvantage both in price 
and quality. But most cruel of all, young children were 
deliberately worked for fifteen or sixteen hours a day, with 

* By the writer, equallj'^ facile with pen or pencil. 




hardly any intervals allowed in wliicii to swallow their scanty 
meals. These were some of the evils that Ben Preston had to 
witness day by day, and that stirred his soul to its depths until 
he could hold his tongue no longer. His manly, independent 
spirit could tolerate no oppression or tyranny, no matter what 
cloak or name might disguise it. Hence the full power of his 
genius was evoked on behalf of the weak and suffering, and 
against the " Factory Lord," who could heap up riches by 
" grinding the face of the poor," he poured out the vials of his 
wrath in burning words that could not be quenched. 

By the passing of the Ten Hours Bill, statesmen and philan- 
thropists completed the work so nobly begun and carried on by 
heroes like Oastler, Saddler and Bull. All honour be to their 
memory ! But what tribute shall be paid to men like Ebenezer 
Elliot and Ben Preston, — the poets of the poor, — whose im- 
perishable verses have done so much to awaken the sympathies 
of the nation on behalf of the oppressed and down trodden ? 

From the brief memoir to which reference has been made, 
we learn that the twenty years of Mr. Preston's town life 
began to tell upon his health. Moreover, the old love of 
country life was strong within him, and so it happened that 
when the common lands of Bingley were some years ago en- 
closed, he bought an allotment of some two or three acres and 
built a house upon it, to which he and his family removed in 
May, 1865. Afterwards he bought another piece of land in a 
sheltered nook at Eldwick, wdiere he built the house in which 
he now resides, and where he continues to keep himself em- 
ployed either in cultivating his bit of ground, or in printing 
homely, truthful pictures of Yorkshire life and character for 
the readers of The Yorkshi reman. The house is a plain-looking 
but commodious building, and its surroundings embrace almost 
every variety of scenery. Of its gifted owner, it may be said— 
" His books are rivers, woods, and skies, 

The meadow and the moor." W.S. 

By the kindness of Mr. Preston, we are enabled to present 
our readers with an original poem of his, which was accident- 
ally omitted from his collected poems. We regard it as one of 
his finest efforts. 


The sunshine cold and pale. 

But lights the watery vale 
Like the faint smile upon a dead man's face. 

Sodden with shine and dew. 

Flowers perish where they grew. 
And worms lie hidden in each form of grace. 



As o'er the silent crowd 

That sleep in band and shroud — 

Near a new grave some maiden vents her woe, 
So, lone as she, the rill 
Through woodlands bare and still 

Utters unseen its wailings drear and low. 

We share in Nature's grief, 

And doubt and unbelief 
Gather like clouds o'er Faith's declining day ; 

And faintly from the gloom, 

These whispers seem to come — 
" Hope not to live, when all things else decay." 

Lo ! far and near, the eye 

Sees nought but things that die ; 
Each falling leaf but mocks our foolish trust, 

As when, by force upthrown 

To earth returns the stone — 
So Death draws Life, and dust returns to dust. 

On dread Eternities 
Stretching like shoreless seas 
Our little life is but a tiny v/ave, 
A bubble brief and vain 
That, rising, sinks again, 
* The dumb ahyss its birthplace and its grave. 

Grim fate our hope forbids : 
The hoary Pyramids 
. As shifting sands shall o'er the desert range. 
Once in ten thousand years 
A star-world disappears ; 
Art, Nature, all things yield to time and change. 

To chide my musings drear, 

Hopeful and sweet and clear. 
Like Antiphus, a Redbreast spake in song, 

High o'er the naked wood 

The small apostle stood, 
Preaching his gospel to a faithless throng. 

" Oh ! not for aye," he said, 

" Shall earth lie cold and dead. 
Nor long shall winter hold his dismal reign. 

Take comfort, ye that mourn. 

For spring shall yet return 
To make our haunts all green and bright again." 




So Faith, to souls beneath 

The sway of sin and death — 
Victims of vain pursuits and fiendish strife — 

Opens the gracious skies 

And shows our Father's prize, 
Peace, blessed Peace, and Life, eternal Life. 

No more thick clouds o'erlie 

A dread Eternity, 
Time, Change and Death, thou, 0 my soul ! defy'st, 

All precious things and pure, 

From Time and Change secure, 
Are treasured safe where sits the throned Christ. 


Greyes, Geaves, or Prepositi. — The following list is given 
to shew the development of surnames, and also to indicate the 
landowners of three of the Graveships of Wakefield Manor. 
Gerefa is a Saxon word, and signifies power or authority. 
Sheriff and portreve contain the same root. Of the duties we 
cannot at present write. 

Hyprom. Easteyk. 
1276 Hanne, prpos. 

1284 Henry, prpos. John de Eastrik 

1285 Henry, le prpositus John 

1297 Phs. Eic. ppm. 

1298 Wm. del Both Adam ppm. 
1306 John fii Walter 

elect pps. 
1306 EogerfilJohMolend 

elect pps gave 2/- 

to be freed 
1306 John de Sunderland 


1306 Adam fil& her Hen. 
quond. pps. -Imk 
relief of 2 b ovate s 
John de Stanclifi" 
Simon del Dene 


1309 Simon 

1310 John de Stancliffe 

1311 John del Holewaye 
1311 John fil Walter de 


Henry fil John de 

Eic del Wode de 

Alx.del Wodehouse 
Symon de Totehill 

[Hyprom. Henry 
pps., Adam fii 
John Molendy 
fr. de Hanne, 

The Hansons, 
Booths of Booth- 
town, Milners, 
Hoyles, Symmes 
or Simpsons, &c., 
are descended 

from these 





1312 Heury de Coppeley 

1313 Roger 

1314 Wm. and Joliu de 



1321 Eichard 
1326 Roger pps 

1332 John 

1334 Wm. fil Tliomas 

1335 Matthew de Onen- 


1336 Richd. del Hole 
1340 Wm. del Bothes 

1342 John le Milner 

1343 John de Wales 

1344 Richd. fil Jordan le 


1345 John fil Simon Jnd- 

son [see 1358.] 

1346 John fil Robert 

1348 John fil Wm. del 


1349 Hen. fil Mathew 

1350 John de Whithill 

1351 John de Holway, 

(Hen fil Mathew, 

1352 Richard Maunsel 

1354 John de Holway 

1355 Hen. fil Mathew 

1356 John Wilkynson 

1357 John Strong 

1358 John Symson 

1359 Robt. Hare, pro lo. 

suo, ( substitute,) 
John Drake 

1360 Henre fil Mathew 

1361 Ricus Maunsell 

1362 NichusRyssheworth 

1363 Roger Edeson 

1364 Robt. Hare 


Hen fil Petr. 

Henry fil John 

Henry pps. pair, 
de Hen le Wain- 

Henry by the Broke 

John de Rastrik 
John fil Mathew de 

God Robt. 
W^m Stevenson 
John atte Steele 

John fil Alexander 

Wm de Hepworth 
John de Rastryk 

Roger Taillour de 

John Rayner 
Roger Cowhird 

John del Botherod 
Roger Diconson 

John deBotheroide 

John deBotheroide 

Hugh fil Stephen John de Gren- 

John de Botheroide wod 

John delBotherode 
Roger Tayllour 
John del Wode 

Hugh Steuensou 

1365 Henre Mathewson Henry fil Stephen 

John del Brig 

Cecilia de W^ode- 
lied pro lo (sub) 
Rog. Edeson 



1368 John de Wyluby 

1369 Elias de Nortliend 

1370 John de Bratwhait 

1371 John Boy 

1372 John Svmson 

1373 John del Bothes 

1374 Hen Mathewson 

1376 Hen del Clyf 

1377 John del Bothe 

1380 Eichd. Mathewson, 
po lo Sidale 

1382 John Jonson Simson 
(alias John Simson) 

1384 Cecilia Boie electa, 
po lo John Boie 

1386 John Boy 

1387 John Symson 

1388 Eobt. de Wolker 

1389 Ric. Symson 

1391 John de Wilby 

1392 Bic. Mathewson 

1393 John Boye 

1394 WillmdeHaldeworth 

1397 Eobt. Johnson, (alias 

Eob. Jacson) 

1398 John de Holleway 

1399 John del Bothes jun. 

1400 John de Eysshworth 

po lo John deWylby 

1401 Eic. Symson 

1402 John del Bothes 

1403 Wm. del Hoile 

1404 John Boy 

1405 Thomas Otes 

1406 Thomas del Cliff 

John de Wodhouse 
John del ffrith 

John de Totehill 
John de Totehill 
John del ffrith 
John de Wodehou- 

Hugh fil Stephen 
John del ffrith 
John del ffrith 
John Hanson 
Eobert Bui 

John Hanson 

Agnes ux John de 

■po lo Eobt Bui 
Eichard de Bothe- 

Alicia del Halle 
po lo John de Wode- 

Hugo Stevenson 
John de Shepelay 
John de Wodehous 
John de Wodehous 
Thom del ffryth 
John de ffrith 
Hugh ffox 
Eobt atte Townend 

John Hanson 
Thos del ffrith 

Hugo de Totehill 


John de Mekes- 

Hen Sayvil 

Eic. del Heye 
John de Denton 
Eic. del Heye 

John Sayuille 
(po lo Thos. de 

Will fil John de 

Eic. del Hey 

Eobt. del Hoile 

Henre del Hoile 
Eic. del Heye 
Eobt. del Brig 
Eobt. del Hoile Wodhede 
Henre del Hoile 
Eic. del Heye 

Henre del Hoile 
Wm. de Wodde- 

Wm. de Denton 

Hugo de Totehill 
Cecilia Walker 

Thos. del Heye 
Wm. Henryson 
de Stainland 
John Piper, capells Thos. del ffrith 
Eobt atte Townend 
John Hanson 

Hugh ffox & Wm Thomas del Hey 



1407 William Elysson 

1408 Thos. Otes 

1409 Eobt. Jonson 

1410 Galfri Ward po lo 

John del ffryth 

1411 John Boy 

1412 John Brodelegh po 

lo Eobt. Jonson 

1413 WiUiam de Hole, 

(Wm. del Hole ipi 
non est ppositus 

1414 John Simson 

1415 Eobert Atkynson, 

(alias Eobt. Wulf 

1416 John Boy 

1417 John Halde worth 

1418 John Weloweby 

1419 Eic. Svmson 

1420 John Boy 

1421 Henre Eischworth 

1422 Henre Strannge 

1423 WiUmBurgh & John 

Holloway, po lo 

1425 Eobt. Johnson 

1426 Wm. Bothe & John 


1427 John Eyshworth 

1428 Eicus Symson (John 


1429 John Bothe po lo 

Wm Bothe 
1480 Thomas Clyf& John 

Hole for 1 bovate, 

po lo Hen Strange 
1431 John Boy for mes & 

bo v. in Hyporn 

1432 John Otys 

1433 Thomas Clyf po lo 

Hen. Strannge 


John de Wodhous 
John de Wodhous 
John flryth 
John ffryth 


Eobt. del Hoile 
Wm. Wodhede 
William Denton 

Eob Townend Eic del Hey 

Hugo fiox 

John Hanson 
Thomas ffryth 

Hugh Totehill 
Hugh Totehm 
Thomas Lynlay 

Thomas de flryth 
Eobert atte Toun- 

Willm Alisanudre 
John Woodhouse 

Thomas ffryth 
John Wodhed 

John Hanson 
Eobert atte Toun- 

Hugh Fox 

Thomas ffryth for 

a mes. & xxiiij 

John Lynlay for 

mes.&xxiiij acres 

in totyll 

Hugh Totehill 
Hudi Tothill 

Willm Wodhed 

Thos de ffryth 
Thos. de Hey 
Willm Wodhed 
John de Hoile 
Willm Denton 
John Swyft 

Willm de Hole 
Thom Wodhed 

Wm Denton 
Thomas Hey 

Thomas Hey 
Thomas Wodhed 

John Hole 

Wm Denton 

Adam Bemond, 
for mes & xxx 
acres voc. 

John del Hey 

John ftirth 



1484 Wm. Burghe 

1435 Ric. Sundirlande 

1436 Henre Rysshworth 

1437 Willm de Boetlies 

1438 Richard Symson 

1439 Robt. Wolleker 

1440 John Otes 

1441 JohnHoile 

1443 John Haldworth, 
Richard Sunderland 
& Mar gar e mater, 
j)o lo Hen Strangge 

1449 Henre Strannge 

1450 Wm. Burgh, John 
Oct.9 Steyncliffe & Wm. 

• 1454 John Ryshworth, 
senr., po lo John 
1458 John Boye 

1460 John Otys 

1461 Wm. Burgh 

1462 MerioriaSunderland, 

Wm. Hollway & 
John Stanclyff, po 
lo John lume 

1463 EdmundRysheworth 

1464 Richard Simmes & 

Ric. Halde worth, 
po lo John lume 

1465 Wm. Boethes 

1466 John Rydeing 

1467 John Otes 

1468 John Boy 

1469 Richd. Northende 

1470 Ric. Rokes de Our- 


1471 John Boye & John 

Otes, po lo John 

1472 John Wilby 

Rastryk. Skammyndene. 

Thomas ffrith John Hoile 

John Hanson Wm Denton 

Robt attownend Thomas Heye 

Hugh ffox & Johna Thos Heye 

Alisaundre,po lo 

John attownend 

John Wodhous Thomas Wodhed 

John Wodhous John de Hoile 

Thomas and John Willm Denton 


John & Wm ffrith John ffrith 

Robt attownend John Hey 

John attownend John Hoile 
Willm ffrith Willm Denton 

John Wodhous po John Hoile 
lo John ffryth 

John Hanson Robt Denton 

John att Townend John Hoile 

John ffox John ffryth 

Thos ffrith Thos Denton 

John lynlay John Heye 

John atte Townend J ohn Hoile 

Thomas Totehill Wm Denton 

Willm ffrith de Ric Hey 


John Hanson Ric Hey 

John Townende Robt Denton 

John Fox and Ric John Hoyle 


John Woodhouse Willm Denton 

John Woodhouse Thos Denton 

Thomas ffrith John Hey 



1473 Kic.EookesdeKoide- 
sliall, po lo Thorn 

1-174 John Northeud & 
John Boye 

1475 EdmuudRysshworth 

& John Haldeworth 

1476 Johna Northend, po 

lo John Haldworth 

1477 Wm. Biirgh, John 

Stanclyf & Johna 
Holway, po lo John 

1478 John Eysshewortli 

1479 Eic. Eookes de Eoid- 


1480 John Boy 

1481 [Edwds. Rysshe- 
worth] po lo Thos. 

[1482 Eic. Boythes, and 
Thomas ffurness 

Yorkshire University Men. — In reply to the question as to 
the residences of Yorkshire University Men, asked on page 16, 
I suggest by way of correction — Fry ton for Frittam, Sancton 
for Santon, Hollym for Holand, Farnley for Fauley, Braithwell 
for Breethwell. Stock is in the parish of Bracewell. 

The personal names v/hich would have helped me to identify 
these |)iaces are wanting in the case of the school hoys, and 
I hesitate therefore to hazard a guess at their place of abode. 

The Girlingtons possessed the Manor of Girlington, and the 
name of Ninian appears in the pedigree found on page 619 of 
Yorkshire Visitations, by Joseph Foster. J.S. — D. 

From the earliest times down to the present, arranged in 
alphabetical order, with brief Biographical particulars. By 
the Eev. R. V. Taylor, B.A. 

Abbot.— Sir Maurice, Hull, 1620-'25-'27. 

Abdy. — Sir Anthony Thos., Bart., Knaresbro', 1763-75. He 
was the eldest son of Sir Wm. Abdy, 4th Bart., by Miss 
Stotlierd, only dau. & heiress of Philip Stotherd, Esq., of 
Terlington, co. Essex; — was a Barrister-at-Law, Sc King's 
Counsellor. He married Catharine Hamilton, a co-heir, & 
died without issue, April 7th, 1775 ; when the title passed to 

Eastryk. Skammyndene. 
Thomas and Willm John ffryth 

John Hanson John Hoile 

Eobert Townend Wm Denton 

po lo Thom ffrith 
Johna ffox po lo Eichd Hey 

Thos Turton 
Johna ffox Eic Hey 

Thos ffrith Eobt Denton 

John lynlay John Hoyle 

Thos Totehill Wm Denton 

Thos Totehill Galfrid Denton 



his brother, Sh- Wm. Abdy, 6th Bart., Captain E.N., who died 
March 4th, 1829 — See the Baronetages, &c. 
Abel. — Eichard, Eichmond, 1719. 

AcASTiE, John de, York, 1365-78. There was a John Acastie, 
Eector of Gargrave in 1441, and his son in 1507, &c. 

AccLOM, Eobert de, Scarbro', 1369,-81, 1401,-5. Acclom, 
John de, Scarbro', 1373, 83, 88, 1400. Acclom, John (Aclom), 
Scarbro', 1421. Acclome, John, Scarbro', 1447,-50. 

There was a John Acclome, rector of Kirk Deighton, from 
1521 to 1532 ; and a Eobert Aclom, vicar of South Kirkby 
in 1500. See also Tonge's Visitation, Surtees Soc; xli., p. 65 ; 
Poulson's Holderness, i, 334, 454; Foster's Visitations of York- 
shire, 109, 203 ; Harleian Soc. Yorkshire Visitation, 1564, 
vol. xvi., pp. 1, 368, &c. 

AisLABiE, Wm., Eipon, 1719. Aislabie, Wm., jun., Eipon, 

He served in six parliaments ; was the son of the Eight Hon. 
John Aislabie, and was born in 1700. He added Fountains 
Abbey to the Studley estate, and was for many years one of 
the auditors of His Majesty's Impost. He married (1) the 
Eight Hon. Lady Elizabeth, dan. of John, Earl of Exeter, who 
died in 1733, aged 26; (2) Elizabeth, dau. of Sir Chas. Vernon, 
Knt., who died in 1780, aged 58. He died in 1781, aged 81, 
and was interred in Eipon Cathedral, where there is a tablet to 
his memory. There is an original portrait of him, three- 
quarters, standing; in possession of the Marquess of Eipon, 
which was at the Leeds Exhibition. See also Walbran's 
" Genealogical Account of the Lords of Studley Eoyal, &c. 

AiSLABY (or bie), John, Northallerton, 1702. Aislaby (or bie), 
John, Eipon, 1695-1719. 

The Eight Hon. John Aislabie, M.P., of Studley Park, Eipon, 
was born in 1671 ; became Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1718; 
First Lord of the Treasury, and Privy Councillor to George I. : 
was a Director of the South Sea Company ; was compelled to 
resign, expelled the House of Commons, and committed to the 
Tower. He married Anne, dau. of Sir Wm. Eawlinson, and 
had issue, William, Mary, and Jane. He laid out Studley 
Eoyal; died June 18th, 1742, and was buried at Eipon 
Cathedral. There is a large full length portrait of him, stand- 
ing to right, by Kneller, in possession of the Marquess of 
Eipon, which was at the Leeds Exhibition. See 2nd National 
Portrait Cat., No. 223; and also Gent. Mag. for 1742, p. 331 ; 
and Ingledew's " Hist, of Northallerton," p. 137, &c. He was 
the son of George Ayslaby, Principal Eegistrar of the Ecclesi- 
astical Court at York, by Mary, eldest dau. of Sir Jas. Mallory, 
of Studley, nr. Eipon. He was slain in a duel, in Jan. 1674, 
by Sir Jonathan ■ Jennings, of Eipon. See also Hargrove's 



History of York," 1818, vol. 1, pp. 200-1, &c. '*Heywood's 

Akroyd, Edward, Huddersfield, 1857. Akroyd, Edward, 
Halifax, 1865-68. 

For an account of whom, see " Notable Living Yorkshire- 
men," No. 15, in Tlie YorksJiirewan, vol. 8; Walford's County 
Families;" Burke's "Landed Gentry;" and Foster's " Y. Ped." 
Sec. He is the eldest son of the late Jonathan Akroyd, Esq., 
by Sarah, daughter of David Wright, Esq., of Bradshaw, nr. 
Halifax ; was born in 1810 ; married (1838) Elizabeth, daughter 
of the late John Fearby, Esq., of Poppleton Lodge, co. York; 
is a J. P. and Deputy Lieutenant for the West Biding and 
patron of one living; President of the Halifax Chamber of 
Commerce, and Lieut. -Col. Commandant of the 4th West 
York Rifle Volunteers. Residence, Bank field, Halifax, &c. 

Alanson, Francis, Leeds, 1656 ; see Allanson, of whom a 
sketch is wanted. 

Aldam, Wm., Leeds, 1844. For an account of whom, see 
Burke's "Landed Gentry; " and Foster's "Yorkshire Pedigrees," 
&c. He was High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1878. 

Aldburgh, Richard, Aldburgh, 1625,-40. There was a John 
de Aldeburgh, rector of South Killington in 1328; a Humphrey 
de Aldeburgh, vicar of Aberford in 1319 ; and a John de Alde- 
burgh, rector of Rokeby, in 1380; and a Sir Rich, de Aldeburgh 
Judge of the Common Pleas, in 1343. See Harleian Soc. 
Yorkshire Visitation, 1564, vol. xvi., p. 2; Foster's "Visit- 
ations of Yorkshire," p. 279 ; General Harrison's "North York- 
shire," p. 508 ; Gill's " Easingwold," p. 443 ; and Jones's 
" History of Harewood," p. 37, &c. 

Aldred, John, Hull, 1585-6. There was an Aldred, Dean of 
York, in 1113. See also under Alured. 

Aldwarke, Galfrid, York, 1332. See also Hunter's " South 
Yorkshire," vol. ii., p. 52, &c. 

Alford, John, Hedon, 1588. Alford, Lancelot, Beverley, 
1588. Alford, Edward, Beverley, 1592. Alford, William, 
Beverley, 1625-28. 

There was a Wm. Alford, High Sheriff of Yorkshire, in 1618. 
See also, Foster's Visitations of Yorkshire, p. 486 ; Collectanea 
Topographica et Genealogica, iv., 177 ; and Poulson's History 
of Holderness, ii., 315, &c. 

Allanson, Charles, Ripon, 1768. Allanson, William, York, 
1640. See also above Alanson ; and Dugdale's Visitation, 
Surtees Society, xxxvi., p. 230; Paver's York Pedigrees, p. 7 ; 
and Burke's Landed Gentry, 2nd edition, &c. 

Allerton, John de, York, 1362. There was a Wm. do 
Allerton, Abbot of Fountains in 1252, &c. 



Allured, TIiomas, Hull, 1557-59. Allured, Thomas, Hedon, 
1628-40. See also under Alured. 

Alnewyk, Eobert de, York, 1393. There was a Wm. de 
Alnwick, Prebendary of York, 1421-26; and Bishop of Norwich, 

xA.lured, John, (or Aldred), Hull, 1584-5. Alured, John, 
York, 1640 ; Alured, Matthew, Hedon, 1658. See also above 
under Allured, and the first No. of these Yorkshire Notes and 
Queries, pp. 6-12. See also Foster's Visitations of Yorkshire, 
p. 144; and Foster's Collectanea Genealogica (M.P.'s. England), 
p. 39, &c. 

John Alured. — A Gray's Inn lawyer, son of Henry Alured, 
of Hull ; was born in 1607 ; M.P. for Hedon in the Long 
Parliament ; served under Fairfax as a Colonel in the Parlia- 
mentarian Army, and in 1643 took Goring prisoner. He 
signed the death warrant of King Charles I., and died before 
the Eestoration, having retired to Beverley, where he had some 
property, which was subsequently confiscated by attainder. 

Alvey, WiUiam, York, 1413-15. 

Alverthorpe, Thos. de, York, 1311. There was a John de 
Alverthorpe, vicar of Hooton Pagnell, nr. Doncaster, in 1306. 

Ambler, Charles, Boroughbridge, 1780. See also Foster's 
Xiincoinshire Pedigrees, &c. 

Amyas, Eobert, York, 1478. There was also a Eobert Amyas, 
Yicar of Peniston, in 1498. 

Amys, Thomas, Thirsk, 1563. See also Harleian Society, 
vol. xiii., p. 19, &c. 

Anceam, Charles, Eari of Thirsk, 1660. Ancram, Wm. Earl 
of Eichmond, 1747-61. The Earl of Ancram is the eldest son of 
the Marquess of Lothian. The first Earl of Ancram was one 
of the confidential friends of Charles I. For an account of the 
4th and 5th Marquess of Lothian, see the Peerage, &c. 

Anderson, Evelyn, Beverle;/, 1780. See also Foster's Col- 
lectanea Genealogia (M.P.'s, England), p. 46, &c. 

Anlabie, John, Scarbro', 1647. He was a native of Scarbro' 
and one of the persons named as judges of Charles I. He 
attended the trial but one day ; and did not sign the death- 
warrant. He was chosen Senior Bailiff of Scarbro' in 1653. 
and was elected one of the Eight County Members for York- 
shire in 1653. He married Dorothy, daughter of Sir Matthew 
Boynton, Knt. See also Baker's History of Scarbro', &c. 

Anlaby, John, Yorkshire, 1653. Anlaby, John, Beverley, 

Thomas de Anlaby was rector of Kirkby- Overblow, 1387-94, 
and of Spofforth in 1404. See also Dugdale's Visitation, 



Siirtees Society, p. 334 ; Foster's Visitations of Yorksliire, pp. 
122-3, 486 ; and Poulsou's History of Beverley, vol. i., p. 393. 

Anlaby, John de, Beverley, 1298. 

Anson, George, Hedon, 1744-46. 

Antkobus, Gibbs C, Aldborougii, 1820. See also Burke's 
Landed Gentry," &c. 

Appelton, John de, York, 1313-14. There was a Wm. 
Appiltou, Eector of Burnsal in 1411 ; a Wm. Apiltou, Preben- 
dar}^ of York in 1493 ; and a Robert Appjdton, Prebendary of 
York, 1408-18, &c. See also "Burke's Visitations of Seats," &c. 

Appleby, Nic. de, York, 1335. There was a John de Appleby 
in 1367, and Archdeacon of Carlisle, 1370 ; a Robert de Appelby, 
Sub-Dean of York, 1315-25 ; and a Wm. de Appelby, Vicar of 
Doncaster, in 1355, &c. See also Dugdale's Visitation, p. 209 ; 
Foster's Visitations of Yorkshire, p. 487 ; General Harrison's 
North Yorkshire, p. 466, &c. 

Appleyaed, John, Hedon, 1661. Appleyard, Matthew, Hedon, 
1688. There was a Wm. Appleyard, vicar of High Hoyland in 
1615, &c. See also Foster's Visitations of Yorkshire, p. 146 ; 
and Poulson's Holderness, vol. ii, p. 364, &c. 

Aquiler, Thomas de, York, 1304-10. 

Arden, Rd. Pepper, Aldbro', 1784-88, afterwards Sir, Master 
of the Rolls, and Lord Alvanley. He was the son of John 
Arden, ^ho by his marriage with Mary, daughter of Cuthbert 
Pepper, Esq., of Pepper Hall, in Yorkshire, had two sons, of 
whom he was the younger. He was born in 1745, and educated 
at Trinity College, Cambridge, being seventh wrangler in 1766, 
when he took his B.A. degree ; and in 1769 was elected Fellow 
of his College, when he proceeded M.A. His application did 
not prevent him from joining in society ; and in the True Blue 
Club, as well as in his College, his gaiety and good humour 
gained him the favour of his fellow-students. By the heads of 
the house he was no less respected, and was intrusted by them 
with the revision of their Statutes. Called to the bar in 1769, 
he took his seat in the Court of Chancery, and alluding to the 
practice of the time, joined the Northern Circuit. At a very 
early period he was appointed Recorder of Macclesfield, and in 
1776, when he had been scarcely seven years at the bar, he was 
constituted one of the Judges in the South Wales Circuit. He 
was afterwards appointed Solicitor and Attorney General. 
For the new Parliament of May, 1784, Mr. Arden was returned 
Member for Aldborough, in Yorkshire ; and in those of 1790 
and 1796, he represented Hastings and Bath respectively. In 
all the Parliaments he was a frequent and effective, though not 
a brilliant speaker. In June, 1788, he was made Master of 
the Rolls, and in May, 1801, Chief Justice of the Common 



Pleas. He died March 19th, 1804, and was buried in the 
Chapel of the Rolls . 

Armytage, Sir John, Bart., York, 1754. He was the eldest 
son of Sir Samuel Armytage, who was created a Baronet, July 
4th, 1738, and died in 1747, having been High Sheriff of York- 
shire in 1740. Sir John, the second Bart, of the new creation 
of Kirklees, served as a Volunteer against the French at Cher- 
bourg and St. Malo, and was slain at St. Cas, in September, 
1758. Dying unmarried, the title devolved upon his brother. 
Sir George, 3rd Bart. See also Hailstone's "Yorkshire 
Portraits," No. 139, &c. 

Aemytage, Sir George, Bart., York, 1761. This Sir George, 
was the brothei- of the above Sir John Armytage. He married 
in 1760, Anna Maria, eldest daughter of co-heiress of Godfrey 
Wentworth, Esq., of Woolley Park and Hickleton, co. York. 
Sir George died in 1783, having been High Sheriff of Yorkshire 
in 1775, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Sir George, 4th 
Bart., D.C.L., &c. See also Dugdale's Visitation, pp. 25, 251 ; 
Burke's Landed Gentry; Foster's Yorkshire Pedigrees; Foster's 
Visitations of Yorkshire, p. 488; Thoresby's Due. Leod., p. 88; 
Hunter's South Yorkshire, p. 210 ; Jackson's History of Barns- 
ley, p. 150; Turner's Capt. Hodgson; and Betham's Baronetage, 
vol. iii., p. 228, &c. 

Arnald, Gilbert de, York, 1299. John de Arnall was rector 
ofLeathley, in 1368; and Richard Arnall was Prebendary of 
York in 1418-38, &c. 

Arthington, Henry, Pontefract, 1645. Arthington, Henry, 
Yorkshire, 1656. Arthington, Henry, Ripon, 1660. Arthington, 
Henry, Aldbro', 1678. Arthington, Cyril, Aldbro', 1700. 
Henry Arthington, Esq., of Nottingham, was the son and heir 
of Wm. Arthington, who married Mary, daughter of Ferdinand, 
Lord Fairfax, of Denton, and had issue, Henry, who died with- 
out issue in 1681, when he was succeeded by Cyril Arthington, 
Esq., who generously erected a stately monument in black and 
white marble, for his kinsman and predecessor, which is the 
more grateful as the only one of so ancient a family. The 
following is a translation of the Latin inscription: — Sacred to 
the memory of Henry Arthington, (who) consulting for his 
ancient family and name, appointed Cyril, his kinsman and 
namesake, the heir of his property. He made a monument 
with a grateful mind, to the memory, not about to die, of his 
dearest relative and most munificent benefactor. He died 
February 22, in the year 1681." For their pedigree, &c., see 
Thoresby's "Due. Leod." p. 7; and also Jones's "History of 
Harewood," pp. 233-6, &c. 

John Arthington was Vicar of Maltby in 1527 ; and Thomas 
Arthington was High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1767. 



Cyril Artliington, Esq., F.R.S., was in the Commission of 
tlie Peace in the AVest Riding of the Coimt}^ of York ; and is 
rein-esented by Thoresby, in 1712, — " as having then lately 
erected a noble Hall at Artliington, near Leeds, and furnished 
it with water conveyed in pipes of lead, from an engine by him 
contrived at his mill upon the river Wharfe ; being an ingenious 
gentleman, and well seen (or read) in hydrostatics." He also 
erected a stately monument in Adel Church, for his first 
cousin, Henry Arthington, Esq., who died in 1681, and to 
whose estates he succeeded as next heir. He was elected a 
Fellow of the Eoyal Society in 1701, and died without issue in 
1720. He devised his estate to his brother Sandford Arthing- 
ton, M.D., and his heirs male, &c. See also ''Leeds Worthies," 
pp. 163, 295; Foster's "Visitations of Yorkshire," p. 272; 
"Herald and Genealogist," vi. 132; " Harleian Soc. Yorkshire 
Visitation," xvi., 7 ; and Foster's Stemmata Britannica," 1877, 
p. 44, &c. 

Arundel, Robert, Hull, 1452,-5,-9. 

Arundel, Hon. Richard, Knaresbro', 1722-58, of Allerton 
Mauleverer, F.R.S., Master of the Mint, and Lord of the 
Treasury, served in six parliaments. See also Collect. Topog. 
et GeneaL i, 306, 316; vi., 16; Gent. Mag., 1829, ii, 215; 1833, 
ii, 498; Topographer and Genealogist, ii., 312-339; iii., 240-255, 
&c. There are 9 or 10 Arundels among the Yorkshire Clergy. 

AsHiLL,* Thomas, Knaresbro', 1557. 

Ashley, Francis, Scarbro', 1555. Ashley, Thomas, Borough- 
bridge, 1563. Ashley, Lord, Hull, 1857. 

James Clay, 2365 ; Lord Ashley, 2303 ; Lord Compton, 

Anthony Ashley Cooper, Lord Ashley, R.N., was the eldest 
son of the late Earl of Shaftesbury ; was born June 27, 1831 ; 
married, August 22, 1857, Harriet, only daughter of the Marquess 
of Donegal; and succeeded as Earl of Shaftesbury, in October, 
1885. See the " Pedigrees," &c. 

Askew, John, Yorkshire, 1592. Askew, Sir Wm., Thirsk, 
1681. See also Burke's Landed Gentry ; Foster's Lancashire 
Pedigrees ; Raine's Durham ; and Hodgson's Northumberland, 

AsKHAM, John de, York, 1301,-7,-25. There was a Richard 
Askham, Vicar of Scarbro', in 1397 ; a Roger de Askliam, Pre- 
bendary of York, 1559-68 ; Fellow of St. John's College, Cam- 
bridge, and Public Orator, 1546 (also Ascham) ; and an Anthony 
Askham, M.D., Rector of Methley, in 1552, &c. 

AsKwiTH, Roger, York, 1576, 1614,-20. Askwith Robert, 
York, 1588, 1603. See also Foster's Visitations of Yorkshire, 
pp. 211, 487 ; and Paver's York Pedigrees, p. 8, (fee. 



Atkinson, Christopher, Hedon, 1780. Atkinson, Sav. Chris., 
Hedon, 1796. See also Dngdale's Visitation, p. 364 ; Foster's. 
Visitations of Yorkshire, p. 489 ; Thoresby's Due. Leod., p. 76; 
and Whitaker's Craven, 3rd Edit., p. 256, &c. 

Attwood, Matthew, Boroughbridge, 1830, died Nov. 11, 1851. 

AuGUBER, Thomas, 'York, 1359. 

AuLDSTANMORE, John, York, 1424,-28. 

AuMEREY, John del, Scarbro', 1352. 

AuMERYS, John de, Scarbro', 1372. 

Ayscough, William, Thirsk, 1645. There was a Robert Ays- 
cough, Vicar of Campsall in 1443 ; and a Sir "William x^yscough. 
Justice of the Common Pleas in 1448, &c,, of Osgodby, nr. 
Thirsk, was an active magistrate, and had much influence in 
Thirsk during the Commonwealth. He was elected along with 
Thomas Lassels, in place of John Bellasis and Sir Thomas In- 
gram, Knt., who were disabled by the judgment of the House 
to sit in that Parliament. See also Dugdale's Visitation, pp. 
147, 153, 342; Paver's York Pedigrees, p. 10; Clarkson's Rich- 
mond, p. 252; Gent. Mag., 1830, ii. 594; Fisher's Hist, of 
Masham, ]). 297 ; and Foster's Lincolnshire Pedigrees, &c. 

Additional names, with brief particulars, would be gladly 
received ; as they will be most useful for biographical and 
literary purposes, &c. 


The Rev. Wm. Atkinson and his Sermons. — The Rev. Wm. 
Atkinson, M.A,, or "Parson Atkinson," as he was generally 
called, was the " afternoon man " at the Parish Church, Brad- 
ford, and held that position from 1784 to the time of his death 
in 1846, a period of sixty-two years. (For a long account of 
whom, with portrait, see these " Y. N. d- Q.,'' part I., pp. 13-15.) 
Mr. Atkinson was a man of herculean build, and of singular 
strength of mind as well as of body. As his duties only re- 
quired his attendance at Bradford on Sunday afternoons, it is 
said that he walked from Thorparch, where he resided, to his 
town residence at Bradford on Saturday, and walked back again 
on Monday. It is also said that he kept his sermons in two 
small barrels, and each sermon he delivered he deposited in the 
other barrel, which in turn was upset into the empty vessel, so 
that in the course of time the sermons appeared as fresh as ever 
to his hearers. This Wm. Atkinson was the son of the Rev. 
Christr. Atkinson, rector of Thorparch, and brother to the Rev. 
Miles Atkinson, minister of St. Paul's, Leeds. He was the 
author of a volume of " Poems," &c., and during his long resi- 
dence at Bradford enjoyed the esteem of the inhabitants. He 



died Sept. SOtli, 1846, in his 89th year. His three elder 
brothers were all wranglers, an unexampled instance, we believe, 
and he came out in the honour list. The Rev. Thos. Atkinson, 
M.A., of Green House, Mirfield, nr. Dewsbury, who was incum- 
bent of Hartshead, from 1815 to 1866, over fifty years, died at 
Mirfield, Feb. 28th, 1870, in the 90th year of his age. He was 
the last surviving son of the late Eev. Miles Atkinson, M.A., 
founder of St. Paul's Church, Leeds, and brother of the above 
"William. From the forthcoming "Yorkshire Anecdotes," 
Second Series, by the Rev. R. V. Taylor, B.A. 

Atkinson. — The father of the Rev. "William Atkinson, on his 
induction at Thorparch, makes the following entry in the 
Registers: — ''1749 June 12, Chr. Atkinson, Clerk, initiated 
Yicar and inducted July 4th, born in the parish of "Windermere, 
County of Westmoreland." He would be, I conceive, a connexion 
of the Hastings family, as was his predecessor, the Rev. Christr. 
Wetherherd, whose wife Deborah Hastings was fourth or fifth, 
cousin of Lady Elizabeth Hastings, the patroness of the living. 
A Rev. The. Atkinson was Minister of Sledmere and Langtoft, 
Vicar of Reightou, and appointed to Filey in Jany., 1809, hi& 
son "William, late of Dissington, Cumberland, having lost his 
life in a snow storm at Bissrow nook on the "Wolds the January 
previous. G.W."W. 

Mr. Scruton does not seem to be acquainted with Atkinson's 
Volume of Poetry (see Stephen's Biog. Diet.), and the two 
volumes of "Bagatelles," relating to the trio of the sketch. H» 

Slee. — "1796, Nov. 10, Jonathan Slee, clerk, a Batchelor,- 
and a native of Yorkshire, aged about 30 years," buried, Bixley 
Parish Register, Norfolk. W^as he a relative of Rev. Isaac 
Slee, Bajptist Minister, Haworth ? 

Hanson's Histoky of Liveksedge Manoe. — This manuscript 
history of Liversedge, written by the learned Antiquary, Hanson 
of Rastrick, about three centuries ago, has been brought to light 
at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and a copy has been secured 
by Mr. Peel, of Heckmondwike. The original Latin charters 
are interspersed with genealogical notes, evidently intended for 
use at a great law-suit concerning the manorial rights. The dc 
Liversedge, Rayner and Hanson families are largely dealt with, 
and the lordships' rights, held by the Neviles and Knights of 
Jerusalem, traced. ^Villiam, son of John Liversedge, had a 
daughter Alice. She was sole heiress and married John Ray- 
ner of the ancient family long resident at Birstall and Hartshead. 
She was a widow 22 Henry YHL, and a Hanson eventually 
married the heiress of one of her descendants, though the male 
line was far from being extinct. Do any contemporary docu- 
ments assist in elucidating the earliest pedigree of the 
Liversedges ? About 1300 lived \¥illiam, sou of Richard de 



Liversedge ; and earlier still Thomas [de Liversedge] filius 
Hugonis filius Huctred. Jordan de Insula and Rich, de Pope- 
les are witnesses. G. 

Ellin Family. — Thomas Ellin, of Sheffield, married 3dly, 

28 January, 1771, Ann, daughter of Heather, of . On 

the 19th June, 1773, they "went to [? reside at] Torksey — Mr. 
Tayer house," co. Lincoln. They had a daughter, Ann, born 
in the parish of St. Martin's, Lincoln, 14 December, 1773, and 
bapt. there the same day. Ann Ellin, nee Heather, died on 
the 24th, and >vas interred at St. Martin's, on the 26th Decem- 
ber, 1773. Thomas Ellin went to board at Mr. Egglestone's, 
5 January, 1774. John Egglestone died 16 August, 1781. 
" October ye 6, 1782, nancey [Ann] Ellin wente to boarde with 
Mrs. Cambell, at Lincoln." ^^Thomas Ellin died at Fenton, in 
the parish of Kettlethorpe, 2 Sept., and [" Mr. Thomas xillin"] 
was buried at St. Martin's''- Lincoln, on the 4th September, 1786. 
His will, dated 11 August, 1785, mentions property at Fenton, 
"to my daughter Ann," with remainder "to "William Ellin, my 
grandson." Exors. "my Sister-in-Law, Mrs. Dinah Eggle- 
stone," Mr. John Healey, of Gainsborough, gent., "my son 
John Ellin, and my ffriend John Sykes, of Brincliffedge." In 
order that I may make my "notes" respecting this family more 
complete, I very much wish to ascertain where the above 
marriage was solemnized. I find no record of it at Norton, 
Sheffield, Kettlethorpe, or St. Martin's, Lincoln ; possibly it 
might have taken place at Torksey or Gainsborough. I also 
desire information respecting Ann Heather* (a name, I think, 
not very common in Yorkshire), and her daughter, Ann Ellin, 
who is said to have married a Dr. Harnew. 

Information about any of the above mentioned, or Ellins in 
general, will be gratefully received. 

Saltaire, Yorks. T. W» Skevington. 

Teesdale. — I shall be glad if any one will give me informa- 
tion respecting the family of Teesdale. The arms borne by this 
family are — Arg. a thistle proper between three pheons az. 
Information may be sent direct to me. R. H. Teasdel. 

32, Southtown, Gt. Yarmouth. 

FosTEE. — I am very anxious to discover the parentage of Mr. 
Jonathan Foster, who was buried at Kipping Chapel, Thornton 
in Bradford-dale, in February, 1818, aged 88 years. The 
Thornton Church Registers for 1729 are totally omitted in the 
old book there, which was most disgracefully kept. The 
Kipping Register for that year is not at Somerset House. — Ed. 

Lord Frederick Cavendish. — Lord Frederick Charles Caven- 
dish, the second son of the present Duke of Devonshire, was 
born November 30th, 1836. He entered Parliament as Member 

* Is it a misreading for " ffeatlier " ? — Ed. 




for North-West Eidiug of Yorkshire in I860, and until the 6th 
of ^lay, 1882, a da}^ that tragically ended his most useful life, 
he laboured most assiduously for the constituency. 

Lord Frederick was born at Compton Place, Eastbourne, on 
the 30th of November, 1836. His father, William, Earl of 
Burlington, had married Lady Blanche Howard, daughter of 
the sixth Earl of Carlisle. Lord Burlington devoted himself 
much to the teaching of his three sons, and they were educated 
entirely at home, until as a preparation for the University, they 
were placed for a short time with a private tutor. 

Frederick Cavendish went to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 
October, 1851, and took the degree of Senior Optime in Jan- 
uary, 1858. Those who were the best judges anticipated for 
him a place among the Wranglers : but the lower distinction 
was accounted for by some failure of health, and the shock of 
hearing, when going into the final examination, of the death of 
the late Duke of Devonshire, with whom Lord Burlington and 
his family had always been on affectionate and intimate terms. 

After leaving Cambridge, he travelled for ten months in the 
United States, and his letters, written at the time, show the 
keen interest he took in the political, economic, and agri- 
cultural condition of America. He imbibed at this time strong 
Federal principles. From early childhood he showed a political 
bent, dating from the Corn Law agitation, which he used to say 
was the first political question that interested him. 

Shortly after his return home, Lord Frederick became Private 
Secretary to his kinsman, Lord Granville, then Lord President 
of the Council, whom he accompanied on a tour in Spain, in 
the autumn of 1860. 

On June 7th, 1861, he married Lucy Caroline, second 
daughter of Lord Lyttelton, and niece by marriage of Mr. 
Gladstone. This connection was the means of drawing him 
into very close intimacy and friendship with Mr. Gladstone, 
for whom he had akeady a deep admiration. In the following 
year he entered Parliament, being returned with Sir Francis 
Crossley, Bart., unopposed, for the newly constituted Northern 
Divison of the West Eidiug of Yorkshire, July 15, 1865. 

Connected by strong family ties with the West Riding, which 
his uncle, Lord Morpeth, had long represented. Lord Frederick 
had, previous to this occasion, shown his interest in its welfare 
by speeches in November, 1861, at Bradford and Halifax, on 
Educational subjects. 

In his Election address, he declared himself in favour of 
Reform in Parliament, of the Abolition of Church Rates, and 
of increased economy in National Expenditure. 

On the opening of Parliament in February, 1866, Lord 
Frederick was called upon to move the Address ; and in May 
he made his first speech in Parliament, on the subject of the 
Redistribution of Seats. 

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He now entered on active political life in London, but he 
never ceased to take the warmest interest in the local concerns 
of his constituency, esi3ecially with regard to the improvement 
of the working-classes, and their claim to education and repre- 
sentation, while he was no less zealous on commercial and 
manufacturing questions. He constantly attended Agricultural 
meetings. Soirees of Mechanics' Institutes, Working-men's 
Clubs, and Chambers of Commerce, and took a growing 
interest in all economic subjects. 

In 1868, his election address turned chiefly on the Irish 
Church, and he expressed himself in the following words : As 
a Protestant and a member of the Church of England, I feel 
that nothing can be more detrimental to the cause of true 
religion than the present political state of the Church in 
Ireland, and as I believe that the time is past in which any 
modifications could render it acceptable to the Irish people, I 
am in favour of its total disestablishment." In these words, 
among the first in which he publicly referred to Ireland, we 
have the key-note of the policy which, throughout his life, he 
advocated ; namely, the desire to treat Ireland with equal 
justice, with true sympathy, and with regard to the wishes of 
her people. It was always with the greatest pain and reluctance, 
and only on grounds of the gravest necessity, that he voted for 
exceptional repressive measures ; and in 1882 he strongly sup- 
ported Ministers in dropping the " Coercion" Act proper, and 
in substituting the measure for strengthing the ordinary law, 
afterwards known as the Crimes Act. 

He steadily opposed the Disestablishment of the Church in 

Much of Lord Frederick's time being now necessarily spent 
in London, he consented in April, 1869, on Mr. Groschen's 
nomination, to act as a Poor Law Guardian for the Strand 
Union, and he held this office until the increasing demands of 
Parliament on his time obliged him to give it up. 

In November, 1869, we find him, as President of the Council 
of the Yorkshire Board of Education, speaking at Leeds at a 
meeting summoned to consider the advisability of establishing 
in Yorkshire a College of Science. This important undertaking 
owed its origin to Dr. Heaton, of Leeds, who for many years 
devoted much time and labour to its promotion. Lord Frederick 
had long felt the need of promoting among the manufacturing- 
classes technical and scientific instruction, so as to enable 
them to compete more successfully with the foreigner ; and we 
have in this meeting the germ of the now important and 
flourishing Yorkshire College. A committee for promoting the 
establishment of the College was then appointed, of which Lord 
Frederick was elected chairman. It frequently met at Leeds, 
Bradford, and at its chairman's house in London. Thanks to 



the untiring efforts of Dr. Heaton, Sir Andrew Fairbairn, and 
other leading Yorkshiremen, funds were gradually got together, 
and in 1874 the College was launched on its career in a 
temporary building at Leeds. Lord Frederick was elected as 
the first President, and never ceased to take an active interest 
in its welfare. 

In November, 1871, Lord and Lady Frederick visited the 
West Lidies, dividing their time between Jamaica, Santa Cruz, 
Barbados, S. Lucia and S. Vincent, and returning to England 
in February, 1872. It was in that year that Mr. Gladstone 
appointed Lord Frederick as his Private Secretary, and in 
August, 1873, he became a Lord of the Treasury. 

In January, 1871, Parliament was dissolved, and Lord Fred- 
erick for the first time had a contest for liis seat. He and Mr. 
Mathew Wilson stood against Mr. Powell and Mr. Fison. The 
elections went generally against the Liberals, who were much 
divided upon educational and other questions, accordiugly the 
Liberal majority in the North- West Eiding was not large, the 
numbers being : 

Lord F. C. Cavendish— 8,681. 

Mr. M. Wilson— 8,598. 

Mr. F. S. Powell— 7,820. 

Mr. W. Fison— 7,725. 
During the years that followed, while the Conservatives were 
in office, Lord Frederick occupied much of his time in business 
connected with the large manufacturing town of Barrow-in- 
Furness, where he was a Director of the Iron and Steel Co., 
and of the Eailway ; also in matters relating to the Yorkshire 
College, and other useful local institutions. He became a 
Governor of both Sedbergh and Giggleswick Grammar Schools 
under their revised and enlarged constitution, taking especial 
interest in these Schools, which were among the first dealt with 
by the Endowed Schools Commission, of which his father-in- 
law, Lord Lyttelton was chairman. 

The election of 1880 is never likely to be forgotten in the 
North-West Eiding. Lord Frederick and Sir Mathew Wilson 
again had to contest their seats, against Messrs. Powell and 
Lister. On this occasion the whole Liberal party were unani- 
mous, the election turning mainly on the Eastern Question, 
and on the extension of Household Suffrage to the counties. 
Lord Frederick's majority was 3678, Sir Mathew's, 3592. 

When Mr. Gladstone was recalled to office, he offered Lord 
Frederick the post of Financial Secretary to the Treasury, 
accompanying the offer with an expression of the strongest 
confidence in him. He said that without such help as he 
could rely on Lord Frederick affording him, he could not, at 
that moment, have undertaken the double responsibility of the 
Chancellorship of the Exchequer and of the Premiership. 



As the duties of the Government became more and more 
heavy and anxious, Mr. Gladstone depended more and more on 
Lord Frederick for the details of the work of the Exchequer, 
and during the two years in which he held his office at the 
Treasury, Lord Frederick acquired a high reputation for finan- 
cial capacity, scrupulous conscientiousness, and unremitting 
diligence ; while his invariable gentleness and courtesy won the 
hearts of all who came in contact with him. 

Although the Irish difficulties hardly affected him directly as 
Secretary to the Treasury, yet owing to various circumstances 
he took a strong personal interest in Ireland, and from the out- 
set of his political life supported every measure which aimed at 
remedying grievances and removing injustices. The Duke of 
Devonshire, well known as an excellent and popular landlord, 
was in the habit of spending four or five weeks every year at 
his Irish seat, Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford, and was always 
accompanied by some of his family. Lord and Lady Frederick 
had thus paid five visits to Lismore. In 1875 he served on the 
Factory Commission, and his duties took him to the North of 
Ireland in the autumn of that year. He also visited Dublin 
twice on business connected with the Treasury, in October, 
1881, and at Easter, 1882. Although, therefore, his appoint- 
ment as Chief Secretary for Ireland was unexpected and caused 
some surprise, there were strong grounds for it, and it was 
highly approved of by all who knew him officially. 

It was with a deep and painful sense of the enormous diffi- 
culties involved that he accepted the post, — never allowing 
personal considerations to weigh for a moment against the call 
of duty, but only distrustful of his own strength to deal with 
what lay before him. He was cheered and encouraged by Mr. 
Gladstone's boundless confidence in him, and also by the 
thought that he would serve under his kinsman and friend- 
Lord Spencer, with whom he was in the closest agreement on 
the Irish question. 

Though the dark and desperate plot already hatched, and 
aimed repeatedly at Mr. Forster, was not then realized by the 
public mind in England, no higher proof could have been 
given of that moral courage and sense of duty w^hich ever 
actuated Lord Frederick, than his acceptance of what was 
imdoubtedly at that time the most critical post in the whole 
Administration — the post emphatically of honour and of 

The story of the swift and terrible tragedy that followed on 
Saturday, May 6th, need not be told in detail. The numbed 
sense of horror, grief and pain, that fell upon London,* as late 

* And upon the country generally, and West Riding in particular. Never 
can we forget the excruciating agony of the Sunday and Monday of May 7th 
and 8th, 1882. The expulsion of the Irish en masse from Brighouse, and 



ou the Saturday night and early on Sunday morning the news 
•was spread abroad, will not soon be forgotten even by those 
who were not bound by any special tie to Lord Frederick 

Not for months afterwards were the whole tragical details 
laid bare, and the perpetrators brought to justice, thanks to 
the infinite skill and patience with which the investigations of 
the authorities were conducted. Thus much only we may now 

On arriving in Dublin early on Saturday morning to be 
sworn into office simultaneously with Lord Spencer, Lord 
Frederick, after the ceremony, at once entered into consultation 
with the Lord Lieutenant, Mr. Burke, and Mr. Naish, the 
Law Adviser, upon the clauses of the measure then being 
framed for the Prevention of Crime, which afterwards passed 
into law. 

After more than three hours thus spent in hard work, Lord 
Frederick set out alone to walk to the Vice-Kegal Lodge where 
he was to dine and sleep, the Chief Secretary's Lodge not 
being prepared for his arrival. He went on foot and alone, 
being fond of exercise, and doubtless desirous of an opportunity 
for quiet thought. 

Mr. Burke, leaving the Castle soon after on a car, overtook 
Lord Frederick within the gates of the Phoenix Park, and joined 
him, dismissing the car. A little further on the murderers 
were lying in wait for Mr. Burke. For Lord Frederick they 
were unprepared — (in fact his arrival in Dublin, having been 
hurriedly decided upon within two days of his appointment, 
was not generally known), and they were ignorant who he was. 
Mr. Burke was attacked and savagely stabbed. Lord Frederick 
might have saved himself by flight, but he bravely attempted 
to defend his friend, though with no better weapon than his 
umbrella, and after driving one of the ruffians some paces off 
into the road, fell pierced by many wounds. It was about 
7-20, p.m. 

Lord Spencer, who rode from the Castle into the Park, had 
reached the Vice-Kegal Lodge. His first knowledge of what 
had happened was brought by a man who ran screaming into 
the garden. 

When the bodies were found. Lord Frederick's countenance, 
in its untroubled placidity, testified to the painlessness of his 
gallant death. 

other places, was bnt a feeble demonstration of the indignation that burned 
within every Yorkshireman's breast, and it was well for the Celt that he made 
himself scarce. The forgiving spii-it of the noble Lord's relatives, and 
especially a letter penned by Lady Frederick, tended much to subdue the 
popular desire for revenge, and the sympathy of all classes was unbounded. — 



On Monday the House of Commons met in gloom and in 
silence. Mr. Gladstone spoke of the double tragedy in tones 
that even his long habit of self-mastery could hardly command, 
as he uttered his noble and touching tribute to the character 
and memory of his friend. 

Nor will the funeral soon be forgotten, least of all by the two 
or three hundred Members of Parliament who attended it. 
The bright and sunny day seemed at variance with all the 
signs of mourning, when amidst the most heartfelt demon- 
strations from far and wide, the body was laid to rest in the 
Churchyard of Edensor, near Chatsworth. 

Great indeed, and abiding, is the loss to the country of one 
so able, so high-minded, and so devoted to the public good; yet 
not entirely without compensation if his example may lead 
others to emulate the same lofty standard of private and 
political life and action. 

[Of the Memorials erected by the Yorkshire tenants and the 
North-West Yorkshire Constituency at Bolton Abbey we need 
not write. Our portrait is from the last one his Lordship had 
taken ; and was supplied to the Grcq^ldc by the London Stereo- 
scopic Co. There are a few copies in oil in the district, and a 
well-executed chromo-lithograph by Mr. Alfred Cooke, of 
Leeds, was issued as a wall-almanack, and now adorns many 
cottages. A paper on the Cavendish Family in Yorkshire is 
promised for an early number of our Quarterly.] 


The Lyths, of Newton Pickering. — It is a curious fact that 
the surname of Lyth is almost entirely confined to the North 
and East Ptidings of Yorkshire. As early as 1450, the name 
vv^as found in Whitby, Scarborough, Beverley, Gilling, and 
other placeSo Before this period it was found on the East 
coast of Scotland from Berwick to Caithness. In 1333, 
William de Lith is included in a list of 80 noblemen and 
others, receiving letters of protection from Edward III. The 
Lyths of Yorkshire probably represent different families, of 
which the head, took his name from Lyth near Whitby, but 
there is strong reason to believe that the Lyths of Newton are 
of Scotch origin, especially as they appear to have succeeded 
to the possession of certain lands originally owned by the 
Bruces. The following sketch is confirmed by the Pickering 
Parish Eegisters, and a number of wills in the York Diocesan 
office ; but the first three links require confirmation. 

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[Richard Burdsall Lyth, of York, was one of the first Wesleyau 
Methodist Missionaries to Fiji, and translated the whole of the 
Poetical Scriptures, and some other portions of the Bible, into 
the native dialect. He also published — "What shall we read, 
or the Oracle consulted ; a Manual of reference for Bible Read- 
ers." Longman & Co., London, 1869. He lived to see the 
abominations of heathenism utterly abolished, and the whole 
population Christianised. 

William Robert Lyth, his brother, was a bookseller at Yorky 
and author of a poem in four books, published anonymously by 
W. Allan, London, 1854. 

The Rev. John Lyth, D.D., the youngest brother, is still 
living. He has been more than forty years a Wesleyan Minister, 
for some time was Superintendent of the Wesleyan Missions in 
Germany. We have pleasure in presenting our readers with 
a steel portrait of Dr. Lyth, kindly lent by the Wesleyan Book 
Society. A more recent portrait may be had from Mr. Appleton, 
Bradford. He is the author of the popular hymn : 
" There is a better world, they say." 
Wild Flowers, or a selection of original poetry, edited by 
J. Lyth and W. Morley Punshon." London : Hamilton & Co., 

" The Living Sacrifice, or a Biographical Notice of Sarah 
Bentley, of York." York: W. E. Lyth, 1848. Five editions 
were subsequently issued by the Wesleyan Book-room. 

" Sermon on Divine Decrees." London, 1858. 

Other sermons appear in the Methodist Magazine. 

"The Blessedness of Eeligion in Earnest; a memorial of 
Mrs. Mary Lyth, of York." London Book Society, 1861. 291 

" Zions-Harfe." — A collection of Hymns for the use of the 
German Methodist Societies. Winnenden, 1863. 

" Kleine Lieder fur Kleine Leute." Winnenden, 1863-4. 

" The Homiletical Treasury: Isaiah, Eomans to Philippians." 
814 pages. London : Elliot Stock, 1869. 

" Glimpses of Early Methodism in York and the surrounding 
district, with illustrations." 320 pages. York, Sessions, 1885. 

" The Memoir of Eichard Burdsall," fourth edition, with 
notes and additions. London : Woolmer, 1885. 

"A Summary of Biblical and Prophetical Chronology." 
York: Coultas, 1885.— E'^i.] 

Ald. Leyth.- — According to a will in the York Diocesan office, 
dated Sept. 8th, 1485, "Johannes Leyth, unus Aldermanorum 
de Scardeburg," directed that his body should be buried in the 
church of the Blessed Mary, opposite to the chapel of St. 
Stephen, where his first wife had been buried. After bequeath- 
ing one moiety of his lands, tenements, rents and services to 



his widow, and the other to his son Robert, he makes the 
following bequests for religious purposes : 

To tiie Prior of St. Mary, Scarborough 6/8. 

,, Presbyter of the same 6/8. 

Presbyter of St. Peter, Eccles 10/-. 

,, Chapel of the Holy Sei^ulchre, Scarbro.'... 6/8. 
,, Chapel of St. Thomas, in my own town ] 0/4. 

,, several Orders in the same 30/-. 

Presbyter of Whitburn 10/-. 

Qy. (i) Is Whitburn the same as Whitby ? 
(ii) Or may it not be Whitburn in Scotland, originally part 
of the parish of Linlithgow, where a family of Lethes 'or 
Leyths, for both forms occur in the old Scottish archives, 
existed a century before ? (iii). Where is Eccles 

(iv). From Torr's Testamentary Burials it appears that in 
1562 one Thos. Lyth, of Newton, in the parish of Pickering, 
directed his body to be buried in the Parish Church. Is there 
any means of determining whether he was the grandson of the 
Alderman ; or otherwise related to him ? John Lyth. 

Dk. John Lyth. — Along with the final proof-sheet came the sad intelli- 
gence of Dr. Lyth's decease, which occurred on the 13th of March, 1886, 
aged 65. He became a Minister of the Wesleyan denomination in 1843, 
when but twenty-two years of age. He first laboured at Stroud, where he 
remained three years, after which he was stationed at Gloucester, Deptford, 
Nottingham, Halifax, and Burnley. His ability as a preacher was recognized 
by the Conference, and in 1859, during his stay at Burnley, he was appointed 
by the Conference to take charge of the Wesleyan mission at Wurtemberg, in 
Germany. In 1871 he was removed to Sheffield and appointed chairman of 
that district. Subsequently he returned to Hull, holding the position of 
chau-man of that district, and he also laboured at Nottingham, where he was 
chairman of the Nottingham and Derby district. The last circuit he took 
was Sunderland, where he spent three years, and filled the office of chairman 
of the Newcastle district. Forty years after entering upon it he retired from 
the full work of the ministry, and came to York, his native city, in 1883, as 
supernumerary, where he spent his declining years. In 1878 he was elected 
a member of the Legal Himdred. 

The Eev. Wm. Atkinson, M.A. — I am able to give your 
correspondents W. Scruton and G. W. W. some information as 
to the ancestry of the Eev. Wm. Atkinson, of which I observe 
Mr. Scruton stands in need, wiien he speaks of Thorparch as 
"the home of his ancestors"; — the fact being that Wm. 
Atkinson's father, the Eev. Christopher Atkinson, was, so far 
as I know, the first of the family to reside at that place. This 
Christopher Atkinson, vicar of Thorparch, was second son of 
Myles Atkinson, M.D., of Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere, 
(where he resided on his own small estate, and in 1719 

* Perhaps this is a mis-reading, and means the Church of St. Peter. There 
is a village in Lancashire of the name Eccles. We think there would be little 
difficulty in tracing the grand-children of Alderman Lyth if the wills at York 
are consulted. First of all a list of Lyths from the Index should be compiled 
for the eighty years. This would take about an hour. — Ed. 




purchased the adjoinirig property of Kuotts), by Agnes Cookson 
his wife, who in 1756 presented the font to his son's Church of 
Thorparch. Myles Atkinson was son of Christopher Atkinson, 
of Troutbeck, and was there baptised 1-ith Feb., 1674; further 
back than this, I regret to say, I cannot take the pedigree. 
Myles and Agnes Atkinson had four sons — (1) John, who was 
also of Troutbeck Bridge. M.D., and was living in 1774, having 
married and had three children, Tiz. : Cookson Atkinson, Birket 
Atkinson, E.X., and Jane; (2) Christopher, before-named, as 
father of William ; (3) Thomas, an owner of iron-works at 
Cockermouth and Whitehaven, who married a Miss Philipson 
and had a son Miles and a daughter Elizabeth, who both died 
s.p.; (4) Rowland, of Macclesfield, and B.A. of Queen's College, 
Oxon, where he matriculated 4 Dec, 1740, aged 18, and took 
his B.A. degree 27th June, 1744. He married Mary, younger 
daughter of Thomas Roe, Yicar of Castleton, County Derby, 
and sister of the celebrated Charles Roe, Esq., of Macclesfield, 
the founder of Christ Church in that town, and dying in 1773 
left three daughters, co-heirs, of whom the youngest. Fanny, 
married my maternal gi'eat-gi*andfather. Edward Maddock, of 
the Inner Temple, Esquii-e, younger surviving son of the Rev. 
Thomas Maddock, Rector of Liverpool. 

The Rev. Wm. Atkinson's father, Christopher Atkinson, was 
also of Queen's College, Oxford, where he matriculated 3rd 
May, 1732, at the age of 19, (and was therefore some nine 
years older than his youngest brother, Rowland^ and took his 
B.A. degree 2oth February, 1735, and previously to holding the 
Yicarage of Thorparch, he was Head-master of Macclesfield 
Grammar School, 1745-1749. By his wife Jane, daughter of 
William Johnson, of Old Hall, near Kendal, Co. Westmorland, 
Esquire, he had, with eight daughters, four sons, whom your 
correspiondent, Mr. Scruton, mentions, viz: Johnson, of Leeds, 
M.D., and of Queen's College, Cambridge, Sth wrangler, took 
the name of Busfeild in 1772, having married the heiress of 
that family; Miles, B.A., St. Peter's College, Cambridge, 6th 
wi-angler, Yicar of Kippax, and Lecturer of Leeds Parish 
Church, founder of St. Paul's Church, Leeds, where there is a 
monument to his memory; Christopher, M.A., Trinity College, 
Cambridge, Sth wrangler, sometime Fellow and Tutor of 
Trinity College, Cambridge, and Yicar of Wetherfield, Essex, 
where he was buried in March, 1795 ; and lastly William, the 
subject of Mr. Scruton's memoir. I should much Hke to have 
earlier information than I possess about this family. Probably 
the Rev. Christopher Atkinson obtained the living of Thorparch 
from the fact of his being a member of Queen's College, Oxon., 
to which Lady EHzabeth Hastings was a gi-eat benefactor. I 
should also be very grateful for information as to the descend- 
ants of the Rev. William Atkinson, and also of his brothers 



Miles and Christopher. The former, Miles, married 5th April, 
1768, Marjs daughter of Edward Kenion, of Leeds, Esquire, 
and had seven sons and four daughters ; the latter, Christopher, 
married 13th July, 1785, Catherine, only daughter of Sir Peter 
Leicester, of Tabley, County Chester, Bart., and sister of the 
1st Lord de Tabley, by whom he had issue two sons and four 
daughters. I should add that for much of the information I 
have given, I am indebted to the late Johnson Atkinson 
Busfeild, Esquire. The arms used by this branch of the 
Atkinson family are — Gules, a double-headed Eagle displayed 
or; on a chief of the 2nd a rose of the 1st between two martlets 

John Hamerton Crump, Junr., 

Carlton Club, London, S.W. 
[See Atkinson — under Bibliography.] 

Christopher Levett, of York. — Christopher Levett was a 
native of York, and, some time before 1618 — at which time he 
published a book on Timber Measurement, — removed to Sher- 
borne, Dorset County. In the year 1623 he made a voyage to 
New England, and purchased territory in Casco Bay of the 
Natives, and, on his return to England, obtained from the 
Council for the affairs of New England, a patent for 6000 
acres, covering the tract purchased of the Natives. While he 
was in Casco Bay he built a " strong house," or fortification, 
and left ten men there to guard his property. On his return, 
the claims of the French to the territory he had purchased, 
made him hesitate to transport his family to the New World, 
and he petitioned the King for aid in protecting his property. 
He called the city which he proposed to found in Casco Bay, 
York, after his native city, and the King in 1627, ordered a 
contribution to be taken in the Churches of York to aid Levett 
in his undertaking. Levett subsequently made a voyage to 
America, and on his return died before reachiDg Bristol, where, 
on January 1630, his effects, probably what was with him in 
the vessel, were administered upon by his wife. He was com- 
plained of before Parliament, 27th May, 162H, on account of 
exercising a Patent for collecting toll at "Two Bridges in 
Yorkshire." It would be very interesting to me to know more 
about Levett. When was he born and married ? What is 
known of his family ? What is known about the collection 
taken in the Churches of York for Levett's proposed city — the 
site of which is now occupied by the thriving city of Portland 
in the State of Maine? What about the Patent for ''Two 
Bridges?" Perhaps some Yorkshire Antiquary would take 
pleasure in performing the pious task of hunting up these 



matters, and thereby aid in rescuing the memory of a man of 
no ordinary merit from obHvion. 

Yours very truly, 

James Phinney Baxtee, 
449, Strand, London, of Portland, Maine, U.S.A. 

Jan. 13th, 1886. 

Buedekin. — I wish to ascertain the parentage of Eliza Ann 
Burdekin, of- a Yorkshire family, who was married at Calcutta, 
in January 1794, to Colonel Samuel Dyer, 10th Bengal Native 
Infantry. Colonel Dyer died 13th Dec, 1802, and his widow 
subsequently married John Lowe, Esq. 

C. H. Mayo. 

Long Burton Vicarage, 
Sherborne, Dorset. 


By the Rev. E. V. Tayloe, b'^A. 

Aclam, Acclom, Acklom, or Acklam, of Dringhoe and Horn- 
sea ; see Poulson's Holderness, i., 334 ; of Skipsea, i., 454 ; 
Tonge's Visitation, Sartees Soc, xli., p. 65; of Moreby, 
Foster's Visitations of Yorkshire, pp. 109, 203 ; Harleian Soc, 
Yorkshire Visitation, xvi., pp. 1-368 ; Banks' Baronies in Fee^ 

Adams, of East Hard wick; see Dugdale's Visit., Surtees Soc, 
xxxvi., p. 17; of Scawsby, p. 176 ; of Camblesforth, p. 268 ; of 
Owston, Hunter's South Yorkshire, ii., 478; Foster's Visit- 
ations of Yorkshire, p. 485 ; Burke's Royal Families, 1851, ii., 
203 ; Burke's Royal Descents, p. 117 ; Eastwood's History of 
Ecclesfield, p. 432. 

Agar, of Brockfield; see Burke's Landed Gentry, 2nd edition;. 
Archdall's and Lodge's Peerage, vi., 74; Brydges' Collins' 
Peerage, viii., 362; Foster's Collectanea Genealogica (M.Ps. 
Ireland), p. 4; Stemmata Britannica, by Jos. Foster, 1877, p. 9. 

Agaed, of Huntington ; see Dugdale's Visitation, Surtees 
Soc, 36, p. 217; the Genealogist, iii., 61. 

AisLABiE, of Studley ; see Genealogical Account of the Lords 
of Studley Royal, by J. R. Walbran. 

Akeeoyd, of Foggathorp and Leeds ; see Thoresby's Ducatus 
Leodiensis, p. 258, 2nd edition ; and Foster's Visitations of 
Yorkshire, p. 485. 

Akeoyd, of Bankfield, Halifax ; see Burke's Landed Gentry,. 
4 supp., 5, 6; Foster's Yorkshire Pedigrees; Stemmata Brit.,, 
by Jos. Foster, 1877, p. 11. 



Alan ; see Fisher's Histoi-y of Masham, p. 209. 

Albemarle, Earl of; see Poulson's Holderness, i., 24, 37; 
ii., 351; Collectanea Topogi-aphica et Genealogica, vi., 264; 
Whitaker's History of Craven, 1st edition, p. 212 ; Jones's 
History of Harewood, p. 28 ; and the Peerages. 

Alcock, see Burke's Landed Gentry, and Walford's County 
Families, &c. 

Aldam, of Frickley and Warmsworth ; see Burke's Landed 
Gentry, 5, 6; Fosters Yorkshu-e Pedigrees, and Stemmata 
Brit., by Joseph Foster, 1877, p. 12. 

Aldbuegh or Aldebuegh, of Aldburgh ; see Jones's History 
of Harewood, p. 37 : Foster's Visitations of Yorkshire, p. 279 ; 
General P. Harrison's Xorth Yorkshire, i., 508; Harleian Soc, 
xvi., 2 ; and Banks' Baronies in Fee, i., 38. 

AxDERsoN, of Swaledale; see Gen. Harrison's North Yorkshire, 

i. , 332. 

Aldwaek: see Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. ii., p. 52. 

Alfoed, of Meaux Abbey; see Poulson's Holderness, ii., 315; 
Collect. Topog. and Geneal., iv., 177; Foster's Visitations of 
Yorkshire, p. -486. 

Allan, of Barton and Blackwell: see Burke's Landed Gentry, 
2, 8, 4, 5, 6; Ord's History of Cleveland, p. 499; Burke's Eoyal 
FamiHes, i., 67 ; ii., 15 ; Burke's Heraidic Hlustrations, ii., 109; 
Burke's Authorized Arms, p. 2; Burke's Commoners, 1-39; 
Foster's Yorkshire Pedigrees ; Longstaffe's History of Darling- 
ton, iii-xxxii; Surtees' History of Durham, iii., 373; Longstafle's 
Lineage of the Allan, Hylton, Clervaux and Chaytor Families ; 
and Wills of the Allans, privately printed at the Darlington 

Allansox, or Allenson, of Middleton Quernhow, &c. ; see 
Burke's Landed Gentry, 2 ; Dugdale's Visitation, Surtee's Soc, 
36, p. 230: Paver's York Pedigi-ees, p. 7; Harleian Soc, xv., 
p. 12. 

Allen, of Hoyland ; see Burke's Landed Gentry, 2 ; and 
Eastwood's History of Ecclesfield, p. 430. 
Allenson, see above. 

Allott, of Bilham Grange ; see Hunter's South Yorkshire, 

ii, 366; of South Ivirkby, ii., 450; of Hague Hall, Burke's 
Landed Gentry, 2 supp., 3, 4, 5, 6 ; Foster's Lincolnshire 
Pedigrees, p. 2; and Stemmata Brit., bv Joseph Foster, 1877, 
p. 26. 

Alueed, of Charterhouse, Hull, &c. ; see Foster's Visitations 
of Yorkshire, p. 144 ; Foster's Collectanea Genealogica (M.Ps. 
England), p. 39; Yorkshire Notes and Queries, part 1. 

Andeeton, of Holbeck, &c, see Thoresby's Due Leod., 1st 
edition, p. 184 ; 2nd edition, 185; Burke's Commoners, i., 607; 



Lauded Gentry, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ; Burke's Eoyal Families, ii., 148 ; 
and Foster's Lancashire Pedigrees. 

Anlaby, of Etton ; Dugdale's Visitation of Yorksliire, p. 334 ; 
(of Thorpe Bassett), Foster's Visitations of Yorkshire, pp. 122, 
123, 486 ; and Poulson's History of Beverley, i., 393. 

Anne, of Frickley ; see Hunter's South Yorkshire, ii., 148; 
Tonge's Northern Visitation, 1564, Harleian Soc, p. 9; Dug- 
dale's Yorkshire Visitation, 1665, p. 285 ; Foster's Visitations 
of Yorkshire, pp. 360-1 ; Foster's Yorkshire Pedigrees ; Stem- 
mata Brit., by Joseph Foster, 1877, p. 33; and Burke's Landed 
Gentry, 6th edition. 

Appelgaeth, or Applegakth ; see General Harrison's North 
Yorkshire, i., 55, 210. 

Appleby, of Linton; see Dugdale's Visitation, 1665-6, Surtees 
Soc, 36, p. 209; Foster's Visitations of Yorkshire, p. 487 ; 
General Harrison's North Yorkshire, p. 466 ; and Surtees 

Appleyaed, of Burstwick Garth ; see Poulson's Holderness, 

ii. , 364; Foster's Visitations of Yorkshire, p. 146; and Lincoln- 
shire Pedigrees. 

Aedyngton, of Ardyngton ; see Tonge's Visitation, 1564, 
Harleian Soc, xvi., p. 21. See Arthington. 
Aeeyus ; see Poulson's Holderness, i., 440. 
Aegum; see Foster's Visitations of Yorkshire, p. 178. 
Aekilgaeth ; see General Harrison's North Yorkshire, p. 274. 

Aemistead, of Leeds ; see Burke's Landed Gentry, 2 add. ; 
Stemmata Brit., by Joseph Foster, p. 39. 

Aemitage, or Aemytage, of Doncaster, &c.; see Hunter's 
South Yorkshire, i., 210, (of Keresforth Hill) ; Dugdale's Visit- 
ation, p. 25; Jackson's History of Barnsley, p. 150; (of Kirk- 
lees) ; Dugdale's Visitation, p. 251 ; Thoresby's Due Leod, 1st 
edition, p. 91 ; 2nd edition, p. 88 ; Jackson's Barnsley, p. 150 ; 
Turner's Captain Hodgson, and the Baronetages ; (of Milns- 
bridge House); see Burke's Landed Gentry, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; 
Foster's Yorkshire Pedigrees; Foster's Visitations of Yorkshire, 
p. 488 ; the Armitage family from 1662 to the present time, by 
Cyrus Armitage, London, 1850, 8vo. ; Miscellanea Genealogica 
et Heraldica, ii., 87-94, 181 ; New Series, i., 436 ; Stemmata 
Brit., by Joseph Foster, 1877, p. 39; Harleian Society, xv., 25; 
Wotton's English Baronetage, iv., 245; Betham's Baronetage, 

iii. , 228; Burke's Extinct Baronetcies; and Hulbert's Annals of 
Almondbury, pp. 239-250, &c. 

Aemsteong, of Hemsworth ; see Burke's Landed Gentry, 8, 4, 
5 ; the Genealogist, iii., 341 ; and Foster's Lincolnshire Pedi- 



Arthington, of Artliingtou and Leeds ; see Tlioresby's Due. 
Leod., 1st edition, p. 5; and 2nd edition, p. 7; Foster's Visit- 
ations of Yorkshire, p. 272; Herald and Genealogist, vi., 182; 
Stemmata Britannica, by Joseph Foster, 1877, p. 44 ; Harleian 
Society, xvi., 7 ; and Jones' History of Harewood, p. 283. See 

Aeundel, or Arundell ; see History of the House of Arundel, 
being an account of the origin of the families of Montgomery, 
Albini, Fitzalau and Howard, by John Pym Yeatman, 1882, 
folio ; Bird's Magazine of Honour, p. 78 ; Collectanea Topog. 
and Geneal., i., 806, 316; vi., 16; dough's Sepulchral Monu- 
ments, ii., 90; Gent. Mag., 1829, ii., 215; 1833, ii., 498; 
Topographer and Genealogist, ii., 812-339; iii., 240-255; Mis- 
cellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, ii., 163; New Series, ii., 74; 
Harleian Society, ix., 2, 3, 271; xiv., 560; Arch^eologica, xviii., 
99; Bank's Dormant and Extinct Baronage, i., 5; iii., 24; 
Brydge's Collins' Peerage, vii., 40; and Edmondson's Baron- 
agium Genealogicum, iv., 376, 398, &c. See also under the 

AscouGH, see under Ayscough. 

AsHTON, of AUerton Gledhow ; see Thoresby's Due. Leod., 
1st edition, p. 131 ; 2nd edition, p. 130 ; Hunter's Hallamshire, 
p. 360; Collect. Topog. et Geneal., viii., 147; Harleian Society, 
ii., 198; Jewitt's Eeliquary, xvii., 254; and Foster's Lancashire 

AsHTOWN, see under Trench. 

Ask, or Aske, of Aughton ; see Tonge's Visitation, p. 64 ; (of 
Owsthorpe), Foster's Visitations of Y^orkshire, pp. 107, 118 ; 
Whitaker's Kichmondshire, i., 116; General Harrison's North 
Y^'orkshire, i., 70; Whitaker's Craven, 3rd edition, p. 335; 
Harleian Society, xvi., 7, 365 ; Bank's Baronies in Fee, ii., 40. 

AsKwiTH, or AsQuiTH, of Y'ork; see Paver's York Pedigrees, p. 
8; (of Newstead and Osgodbv); Foster's Visitations of Y^orksliire, 
pp. 211, 487. 

AspiNALL, see Burke's Landed Gentry, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Whitaker's 
Whalley, ii., 107; Stemmata Brit., by Joseph Foster, 1877, p. 
48; and Independency at Brighouse, by J. H. Turner, p. 81. 

Atherton, see Foster's Yorkshire Visitations, p. 70; and the 
Chetham Society Publications. 

Athorpe, of Dinnington ; see Hunter's South Yorkshire, i., 
137 ; and Burke's Landed Gentry, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 

Atkinson, of Leeds; see Thoresby's Due. Leod., 1st edition, 
p. 80; 2nd edition, p. 76; Yorkshire Notes and Queries; (of 
Skelton); Dugdale's Visitation, p. 364 ; Whitaker's Craven, 3rd 
edition, p. 256 ; (of Woolley Grange) ; Burke's Landed Gentry, 
6 supp. ; Foster's Visitations of Yorkshire, p. 489 ; and Burke's 
Eoyal Descents, p. 9. 



Aton, of Aton ; see Foster's Visitations of Yorkshire, pp. 164, 
513, 609; Harleian Society, xvi., 10; Yorkshire Visitation, 
1564 ; Banks' Baronies in Fee, i., 109 ; and Banks' Dormant 
and Extinct Baronage, ii., 15. See also under De Aton. 

Auckland, Lord, of Edenthorpe,near Doncaster; see Walford's 
County Families ; and the Peerages. 

AuDBOEouGH, SOB Touge's Visitation, Surtees Soc, xli., 53. 

AuNEBY, of Sherwood Hall ; see Foster's Visitations of York- 
shire, p. 489 ; and also under Awnby. 

AusTwicK, of Pontefract ; see Dugdale's Visitation, Surtees 
Society, xxxvi, 23. 

AvEYus, of Hatfield ; see Poulson's Holderness, i., 440. 

Awnby, of Sherwood Hall ; see Dugdale's Visitation, p. 313 ; 
and also under Auneby. 

Aylesbury, or Ailesbury, of Jervaulx Abbey and Whorlton, 
&c.; see Collect. Topog. and Genealog., vii., 256; Walford's 
County Families, and the Peerages. 

Ayscough, or Ascough, of York, &c.; see Dugdale's Visitation, 
pp. 147, 153 ; Paver's York Pedigrees, p. 10 ; (of Skewsby) ; 
Dugdale's Visitation, pp. 342-4; Gent. Mag., 1830, ii., 594; 
Clarkson's History of Eichmond, p. 252 ; and Fisher's History 
of Masham, p. 297. 

Hamerton. — I am very anxious to find the baptismal entry 
of John Hamerton, described as of Saddleworth, Co. York, who 
was aged 25 years and upwards in May, 1761, and was there- 
fore probably born about 1735-6. He had a brother William 
Hamerton, who is said, on a mourning ring in his memory, to 
have died 12th June, 1811, aged 67, and was therefore probably 
born about 1743-4. Any Hamerton Notes, not to be found in 
printed books and pedigrees, I should be very grateful for. 
John Hamerton Crump, junr., Carlton Club, London, S.W. 



PEEPOSITI, Continued. 

Eastryk. Skammyndene. 

John Hanson John Hey 

[ ] John Hoyle 


1483 John Boythes 

1484 Eichd. Clyff & John 

1485 John Boy 

John Duke, Thos Willm Denton 

Sayuile,and hers 
Hen Sayuile 

1486 Jacobus Otes 

Thos fil Thos Say- Eic Hey 

veil de Hollyneg- 
ge, & also pposi- 
tus of Ossett this 




1487 Riclid. Clyff, pro lo 

Eicli. Broderton 

1488 Eobert Burgli, cap- 

ellaiiiis,pro loRobt. 

1489 Eiclid. Simdirland, 
po lo JoliuStancliffe 
& laur. Barestowe 

1490 EdmuudRvsshworth 

1491 Richard Symmes & 

eTohu Kaldewortli 

1492 William Boetlies 

1493 Johu Rideynge 

1494 Richard Otes 

1495 John Boy & Thos. 

Naler, pro lo John 

1496 John Northend, po 

lo J ohnHaldeworth 

1497 John Boy & Jacobus 

Otes, pro lo John 

1498 John Haldeworth & 
Richard Sunderland 
po lo JohnHaldwth. 

1499 John Wilby, pro lo 

Thos. W. 

1500 Willm Rookes, po lo 

John Haldeworth 

[1501 John Boye] 

i 502EdmnndRissheworth 
po lo John Halde- 

1503 Margaret Boy vidua, 

po lo John Halde- 

1504 Robert Burgh, cap- 

ells, laurence Bare- 
stowe & Wm. Stan- 
clyff ; pro lo Rob. 



Thos Sayuile de Ric Hey 


Thomas ftrith Thos Denton 

Thos & Wm ffryth John Hoyle 

John Hanson senr Wm. Denton 

and junr 
Thomas Hey Galfri Denton 

Teneut. tre & ten. John ffrith 

nup. Thos fil 

Thos Sayuile de 

Tenent tre & ten. Ric Hey 

nup. Thos fil 

Thos Sayuile de 

Thomas ffrith John Hoyle 
[ ] Wm. Denton 

John Clayton Ric Hey 
John Clayton Ric Hey 

Wm ffryth 

Thos Denton 

John Hanson Edmd Hoyle 
Richd Hey Will Denton 

John Lake 

John lake 

John ffryth 

Thomas Hoyle 

Thomas ffryth Alan Botliomlay 



Hyprom. Eastryk. Skammyndene. 


1505 JolmRissliworth,po 

lo Umfri Eissh- 

1506 John Boy 

1507 William Eookes 

1508 Edmund Eysshe- Thomas Sayvile John Cay 

worth, po lo John 

1509 Eichd. Boethes & Thos Sayuile George Hoyle 

Eichd. ffourness; 
po lo John Halde- 

1510 John Boethe, po lo Thos tfryth Eobt Denton 

John Milner 

1511 Eichd. Clyff & John 

Hoyle, po lo John 

1512 John Boy, po lo 

Eic Gybson 

1513 John dtes 

1514 Eic Clyff 

1515 John Burgh, po lo 

John Halde worth 

1516 Eichd. Sundirland; 

po lo Wm. Stan- 

1518 John Haldeworth & 

Eic. Amy as po lo 
Eic. Stanclyff 

1519 Jacobus Boethes, po 

lo Eic. Stanclyff 

1520 Eic. Eideyng, po lo 

E. S. above 

1521 John Otes, pro locus 

E. S., as above 

1522 John & Eobt. Boy, 

p. 1. (or deputy) E. 
S., as above 

1523 Thos. Northend, p. 

1. E. S. 

1524 John Boy & Jacobus 

Otes, p. 1. E. S. 

Thos Sayvile de Willm Bothom- 

Clifton for lyn- ley 

John Clayton John ffryth 

John Clayton and Eic Hey 

John Hanson 

Wm ffryth Geo. Hoyle 

John Ha Eobt Denton 

Eic Hey and Thos Eic Hey 
Sayuile de Clifton 

Thos Sayuile po lo Thos ffryth 

Thos Sayuile 
Edwd ffirth 
Edward ffryth 
Will. Grene 

George Hoyle 
Eob Denton 
Wm. Bothomley 
John ffryth 

Thos. Sayvile and Thos Bothomley 
Eic. Hey 

[ ] Geo. Hoyle 

(To he continued.) 




Communicated by Arthuk J. Jewers, Esq., f.s.a. 

It will hardly be necessary to offer any apology for the intro- 
duction in this Magazine of an hitherto unpublished pedigree 
of the Lincolnshire branch of such an ancient, and for a long 
period important, Yorkshire family as the Lords Eure. The 
compiler of the following pedigree submits it with full knowledge 
of its impeifectness arising from want of opportunity for con- 
sulting Lincolnshire Wills and Parish Kegisters, and in the 
hope that its publication may elicit further particulars ; while 
at the same time a large portion of it not only now first appears 
in print, but the particulars are for the first time collected and 
arranged. For the same reasons it seems advisable to record 
the earlier descents of the main line. 

Liderick of Harlebeke, appointed by the Emperor Charlemagne 
Markgraf of Flanders in 792, was grandfather of Baldwin, 
Bras de Fer, in whose favour Flanders was acknowledged as an 
hereditary Countdom, by Charles the Bald, in 862 A.D. He 
married Judith, dau. of Charles the Bald, King of France and 
Emperor of Germany, and widow first of Ethelwolf, and secondly 
of Ethelbald, Kings of England. By the Princess Judith he 
was father of Baldwin the Bald, Count of Flanders, who married 
Ethelswida or Elfrida, (mar. 889, and died 7 June, 929,) dau. of 
Alfred the Great, King of England. Their son Arnolph 1. 
(Magnus) Count of Flanders, mar. Alissa or Artela, dau. of 
Heribert, Count of Vermandois, and had issue Baldwin III., 
Count or Kegent of Flanders, ob. v. p. 961 ; by Mechtild dau. 
of Herman Billeneg, Duke of Saxony, he was father of Arnolph 
II., Count of Flanders and Artois, married Kosala, dau. of 
Berengarius II., King of Italy. Their son Baldwin IV., Count 
of Flanders, created Count of Valenciennes in 1007, mar. Otgiva, 
dau. of Frederic I. of Bavaria, Count of Luxemburg, and was 
father of Baldwin V., Count of Flanders, who by Alise, dau. of 
Robert, King of France, had issue : 

1. Baldwin VI., Count of Flanders, from a younger son of 
whom descended the Earls of Lincoln of the name of Gaunt, 
the Mountforts of Beldesert, and the Lucys of Cliarlcote. 

2. John, below. 

2. Judeth, mar. first to Tosti, Earl of Northumberland, and 
secondly to Guelph V., Duke of Bavaria, Marquis d' Este ; 
from which marriage descend the Kings of England of the House 
of Hanover, of which is our present most Gracious Sovereign 
Lady, Queen Victoria. 

4. Maud (or Matilda), mar. to William I. (the Conqueror), 
King of England. 

The second son John was Earl of Comyn, had issue : 

1. Harlowen, who founded Gresteiu Abbey in Normandy, 



and was father of Odo, Bishop of Bayeux, Eobert, Eari of 
Moreton and Cornwall, from whose son Adelm or Aldelini 
descended, de Burgh, Earls of Ulster (extinct), and de Burgh, 
Marquis of Clanricarde (extant), Hubert de Burgh, Earl of 
Kent, and the Lords Burgh of Gainsborough. 

2. Eustace. 

3. Millicent, mar. Fulk, Count of Anjou, and was grand- 
mother of Henry II., King of England. The second son 
Eustace, Baron of Tonsburgli in Normandy, had issue : 

1. Serlo de Berg, who first occurs in 1131 on the Pipe Eoll 
of that year, together with his son Osbert, in connection with 
Yorkshire, and accounts for the farm of the revenues of Not- 
tinghamshire, Derbyshire, with Knaresborough (Cnaresburg) in 
York. He had a son Osbert who died v. p., s. p.* 

2. John, called Monoculus, from having lost one eye. He 
was heir to his brother Serlo de Berg. He married Margaret, 
aunt to King Stephen, by whom he was father of 

1. Eustace fitz John, below. 

2. Pagan. 

3. William. 

The eldest son, Eustace fitz John, was a witness with his 
brothers to the foundation Charter of Cirenchester Priory, in 
1133, (vide Dugdale's Monasticon). He accounts in the Pipe 
Eolls of 1131 for the farm of the King's revenues of Burg 
(Boroughbridge), and Chenardesburg (Knaresborough). He 
received from King Henry I. eleven carucates of land, and the 
service of Serlo de Burgh. He probably laid down the plan of 
Alnwick Castle, dividing it into three wards and making the 
Keep. He was one of the most powerful barons of the north, 
and in contemporary writings he is styled, " vir magnus et 
grandoeus." He was the intimate friend of King Henry L, after 
whose death he delivered Alnwick Castle to the King of Scot^ 
land. He was slain in the A¥elsh wpors, at Coleshill in 1157, 
8 K. H. II.), being then of a very advanced age. Eustace fitz 
John married first, Agnes eldest dau. and coh. of William Fitz 
Nigel, Baron of Halton and Constable of Chester. His second 
wife was Beatrix dau. and h. of Ivo de Vesci, by his wife the 
dau. and h. of William Tyson, Lord of Alnwick and Malton, by 
whom he had a son William, heir to his mother, and whose 
name he took, and was father of Eustace de Vesci, one of the 
twenty-five barons appointed in Magna Charta ; and Warin de 
Vesci whose dau. and h. Margaret, ma^rried Gilbert de Aton, 
their great grandson Gilbert de Aton was declared by an Inqui- 
sition P.M., held at York, 8 Edw. IL, to be heir to Lord de 
Vesci. This last Gilbert, Lord Aton and de Vesci, left three 
daughters his coheirs, of whom the second, Catherine, mar. Sir 

* During his father's life, without issue. 



Ealpli Eure to whom she carried Malton &c. By his first wife, 
Eustace fitz John had 

1. Eiciiard below. 

2. Gefterv fitz Eustace, father of John fitz Geffery, whose 
son Eichard fitz John, was Justice of Ireland and died leaving 
four daughters his coheirs, the eldest of whom married William 
Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick. Among the arms, abatues or 
extinct in a roll of arms temp. Hen. III., are those of this 
knight viz. ' Sir Eichard le Fitz John ; QiKirterhj or, and rpi., a 
bord. raire. 

Eichard fitz Eustace, the eldest son, was Baron of Halton 
and Constable of Chester. He held Sneith, co. York; vide Feet 
of Fines ; and paid 25 marks for his marriage, Pipe Eoll 31, 
Hen. I. Arms quarterly or, and iju. a bend sa., over all a label of 
jive points. His wife was Albreda, dau. and h. of Eobert de 
Lisours {or, a chief az.) by his w. Albreda, dau. (and in her issue 
heir) of Eobert de Laci, Lord of Pontefract, (or, a lion ramp, 
■jnirp.) ; by this lady he had issue, 

1. John, who succeeded to the Baronies of Halton and 
Pontefract, the Constableship of Chester. He was also Lord of 
Flamborough, and was slain at Tyre in the Holy-land, on the 
5th Oct., 1183. By his w. Alice, dau. of Aubrey de Vere, 1st 
Earl of Oxford, he w^as father of (1) Eoger de Lacy who suc- 
ceeded him, and by Matilda, dau. of Eichard Clare, Earl of 
Gloucester and Clare, was ancestor of the Earls of Lincoln of 
the House of Lacy. (2) Eobert de Lacy or Constable, who had 
the Lordship of Flamborough, and was ancestor of the Con- 
stables of Flamborough, Everingham, Wassand, &c., and (3) 
Johanna de Lacy, w. of Peter de Brus. 

2. Eobert fitz Eichard, a Knight Hospitaller, ob. s. p. 

3. Eoger fitz Eichard, below. 

4. Mary, mar. to Eobert Aldeforde. 

5. Aubrey, mar. to Henry Basset. 

Eoger fitz Eichard, the third son, was Baron of Warkwwth, 
CO. Northumberland, by gift of K. Hen. 11. , Charta Eogerii 
filius Eichardi teneo in capite de Eege Wurkwartham. Harl: 
MSS. 5804, fol. 81. He married Adeliza, dau. and coh. of Henry 
de Essex, Baron of Ealeigh, by his w. Adeliza, dau. of Aubrey 
de Vere, by whom he had issue. 

1. Eobert fitz Eoger, 2nd Baron of AVarkwortli ; Lord of 
Clavering, co. Essex, by gift of K. Hen. II., on 16 April, 1191. 
K. Eich. I. granted him the Manor of Eure, co. Bucks, which 
K. John confirmed to him in the first year of his reign. He 
was Sheriff of Norfolk, Suftblk, and Northumberland, was am- 
bassador to Scotland in 1209, and founded the Priory of Langley, 
CO. Norfolk, in 16th K. John (1215). He purchased in 1st K. 
John (1199) for his nephew John le Marshall (or IMarcscall) the 
marriage of Alina, 2nd dau. and coh. of Hubert de Eye, baron 



of Hiugham, for 300 marks of silver, (they were married before 
8tli K. John as appears by a fine levied hy them ; he was dead 

22 Hen. III., Feet of fines Hen. III., No. 668), and died shortly 
after 1215 ; having married Margaret only dau. and h. of 
William s. of Robert Fitz waiter by Sibella, dau. and li. of 
William Caisneto (or Cheney), Baron of Horsford, and relict of 
Hugh de Cressy (her son Roger de Cressy mar. before 8 K. 
John, Isabel dau. and coh. of Hubert de Rye, Baron of Hingham, 
relict of Geoffery de Chester. This Isabel was sister to Alina 
or Avelina de Rye above named.), (arms Gu. a /esse erm. betw. 
twu chevroyiels or. Fitz waiter ; az. two lions yass arg. inter nine 
estoils or. de Caisneto.), by whom he had issue, a son and a 
dau. Alice, mar. 5 K. John, Peter fitz Herbert, by whom she 
was ancestress of the Earls of Pembroke and Carnarvon, &c. of 
the name of Herbert. She was dead before 1216, for in 17th K. 
John he obtained the honour of Barnestaple, co. Devon, with 
15 knights fees, part of the possessions of William de Braose, 
Lord of Brecknock, whose 3rd dau. and coh. Isabel he had mar., 
and dying 19th K. John, left her his widow. The son John fitz 
Robert, Baron of Warkworth, Clavering and Eure, was Sheriff 
of Northumberland, 1224-27. In 2 Hen. III. he obtained a 
charter for a fair in his (jure uxor.) manor of Stokesley, to be 
held yearly on the festival of St. Thomas the Martyr (a' Beckett). 
He died in 1240 having married Ada de Baliol, dau. of Hugh 
de Baliol, sister of John de Baliol, founder (1263) of Baliol 
College, Oxford, and aunt of John de Baliol, King of Scotland. 
By Inq. P. M. 35 Hen. III. she enfeofied her sons Hugh and 
Robert with the Manor of Stokesley, which was given to her by 
her father. She died on Saturday before St. James' day, July, 
1251. They had issue — 

1. Roger fitz John, 4th Baron of Warkworth, and Lord of 
Clavering, a quo the Barons Clavering, and the Clavering 
Baronets, &c., ^.:c. 

2. Sir Hugh de Enre, who was seated at Eure, co. Bucks., 
temp. Hen. III., to whom Edw. 1. by charter in 19th year of 
his reign (1290) confirmed Stokesley and Ingoldby. He died 

23 Edw. L, 1290, being ancestor of the Lords Eure. 

3. Sir Robert de Eure, below. 

4. Stephen de Eure, Clerk, who appears with his brother 
Sir Hugh in some of the foundation deeds of Baliol College. 

Sir Robert de Eure, the third son, it is, of whose line we 
propose more particularly to treat at present. It is this Robert 
who is said to have differenced his arms by placing three silver 
fleur de lis on the black bend borne by his father, which bend 
was used without difference by his eldest brother ; the second, 
Sir Hugh, placing three escallops arg. on the bend as his differ- 
ence. Sir Robert became seated at Belton in the Isle of 
Alxholme, and married Isabel, dau. and coh. of Roger de Merley, 
Baron of Morpeth, by whom he had issue. ( To he continued.) 


Maeeiages : Bingley. 

Bryau jiaude and Dorothy Butler, 158-1. 

Arthur Maude, gent, Jane Henthouse, (?) 1593. 

Thomas Maude ,, Ehzabeth Longe, 1622. 

Edmoud Maude Martha Bvnns, (?) 1638. 

Michael Maude Martha Butterfield, 1611. 

AVilliam Maude Isabel Marrer, 1681. 

Thnothy Maude Esther Nutter, 168-1. 

Maeeiages : Keighley. 

Thomas Maude and Margaret Maude, 1561. 

Constantine Maude ,, Isabella Hartley, 1586. 

Symou Maude, Susan Sugden, 1625. 

Baptisms : Bingley. 

Eobert, sou of Arthur Maude, gent, ... 1597. 

Agnes, daughter ,, ,, ... 1598. 

Dorothea, ,, ,, ... 1602. 

Symon, son ,, ,, ... 1601. 

John, son of Thomas Maude, gent, ... 1619. 

Arthur, son of Arthur Maude, ... 1628. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Maude, ... 1637. 

"William, son of Richard Maude, ... 1639. 

Anne, daughter of Thomas Maude, ... 1639. 

Richard, son of Richard Maude, ... 1612. 

John, son of Thomas Maude, gent, ... 161:2. 

Martha, daughter of Richard Maude, ... 1612. 

Thomas, son of Thomas Maude, gent, ... 1611. 

Marie, daughter of Christopher M. & Lydia — j^gj^^ 

William, son of Christopher Maude & Magt. ' ^ 

Hagg, presumably illegitima^te though not ' jg^Q 
stated. j 

Marie, daughter of William Maude, of Bingley, 1619. 

Marie, ,, Thomas Maude, gent, ... 1650. 

WiUiam, son of William Maude, of Bingley, 1650. 
Isabel, daughter ,, ,, 

Margaret, ,, ,, ,, 

Martha, „ 

Two other daughters, ,, 

Mary, dangliter of Arthur Maude, of Morton, 1662. 

Michael, son of William Maude, of Bingley, 1663. 

Thomas, son of Arthur Maude, of West Morton, 1661. 

Margaret, daughter of Michael Maude, of ) ipp- 

Cottingley Bridge, ) 

Michael, son of Michael Maude, of Bingley, 1667. 

Martha & Maria, daughters of Michael Maude, ] ^^r-Q 

of Gilstead, j ' 

1657 & 1659. 




Eosamoncl, daughter of Michael Maude, of 

Cottmgley Bridge, 

WilHam, son of 1674. 

John, „ 1676. 

Thomas, ,, „ „ 1680. 

Two more daughters of Michael Maude, 1685. 

Grace, d. of Timothy Maude, of Priesthori^e, 1688. 

John, son of Joseph Maude, ,, 1690. 

Grace, d. of Joseph Maude, of Oldwood, ... 1693. 

Margaret, „ ,, ... 1695. 

Grace, ,, ... 1698. 

Jane, d. of Joseph Maude, ... 1707. 

Thomas, son of Joseph Maude, of Micldethwaite, 1708. 

Mary, d. of Thomas Maude, ... 1709. 

Kobert, son of Abraham Maude, ... 1709. 

Sarah, d. of Thomas Maude, of Gottingley Bdg., 1711. 

Michael, son of ,, 1714. 

Edith, d. of „ „ 1716. 

Esther, d. of James Maude, of Crossflatts, 1722. 

Mary, „ _ „ „ 1724. 

James, son of William Maude, of Bingley, 1726. 

EHzabeth, d. of John Maude, of Oldwood, 1726. 
Mary, d. of James Maude, of Bingley, 
James, son of William Maude, ,, 
Mary, d. of John Maude, of Oldwood, 
Eleanor, d. of James Maude, of Bingley, 
Grace, d. of John Maude, of Oldwood, 

Abraham, son of William Maude, of Bingley, 1731. 

Sarah, d. of Thomas Maude, of Micldethwaite, 1731-2. 

Mercy, d. of James Maude, of Bingley, ... 1733. 

Margaret, d. of John Maude, of Oldwood, ... 1733. 

Joseph, son of Joseph Maude, ,, ... 1735. 

Anne, d. of James Maude, of Bingley, ... 1738. 

Sarah & Mary, ds. of Joseph Maude, of Oldwood, 1739. 

John, son of John Maude, of Oldwood, ... 1740. 

Baptisms : Keighley. 

Mary, d. of Constantine Maude, bap. 
Arthur, son of Christopher ,, ,, 
Arthur, son of Arthur Maude, of West ) 

Eiddlesden, baptized, a bastard, | 
Thomas, son of Arthur Maude, of West ) 

Eiddlesden, gent, j 
Elizabeth, d. of Simon Maude, 
John, son of William Maude, baj)., 

Bukials : Keighley. 
Bryan Maude, 

Wife of Constantine Maude, 23 Dec, 
















Chtkch^ardexs op. Oyeeseers, Bingley. 

At end of 1693, Joseph Maude, of Oldwood. 

1694. Timothy .. 

1695. Timothy and Joseph Maude. 
Michael Maude. 

1702, Thomas Maude. 
1732, John Maude, of Oldwood. 
Marriages : Goseley. 

William Maude aud Pollard. 1723. 

James Maude Ehzabeth Wateihouse,. 1714. 

Mercy Maude, 1610. 

Marriage : Bingley. 

John Maude, Tanner, Elizabeth CraYen, of i i^qq 
of Bingley Parish, Parish of Guiseley, j ' 
Baptisms : Goseley. 

Joshua, son of John Maude, hapd., ... 1592. 

WiUiam, son of William Maude, of Guiseley, 1626. 
John, son of John Maude, of GuiseleY, ... 1653. 
Wilham, ,, ... 1679. 

Joseph, son of John Maude, bapd., ... 1656. 


WILLIAM CLAPHAM, Physician in Whitby, and brother to 
Thomas Clapham, Esq., parish of Clapham, West Piiding. 

The following is copied from a York Chronicle Newspaper, 
bearing date betwixt the 10th and 14th of May, 1785. 

To the printer of the York Chronicle. 


As the following tribute of applause, to the memory of a 
late eminent and able physician, may tend to excite a laudable 
emulation in younger minds, and in the breasts of his successors, 
and at the same time convince mankind, that merit however 
obscured by situation, or repressed by dimdence, does not 
always escape the discernment of the judicious nor the ac- 
knowledgment of the gi'ateful, your insertion of the subjoined 
biographical sketch will much obUge your constant reader. 

Doctor ^Villiam Clapham, who lately died at Whitby in 
Yorkshire to the inexpressible grief of his friends, was born 
near Settle in Craven. His father who resided cu his own estate 
aud who possessed all the virtues of an ancient aud respectable 
race of ancestors from whom he was descended, determined 
very early to give his son William a good education : with this 
view he committed him to the care of the Bevd. ^Ir. Sedgwick, 
who at that time taught a school in the neighbourhood, with 
gi-eat reputation. In this seminary of classical learuiug Mr. 
Clapham was soon noticed and distinguished for the quietness 
and docility of his understanding, the sweetness of bis disposi- 
tion, and the gentleness of his manners. After having acquired 



a competent share of knowledge in the Latin and Greek 
languages, the admiration and esteem of his Preceptor and the 
love of his schoolfellows he left Horton in order to be sent to 
College to qualify for Holy Orders ; but the young gentleman 
on examination and inquiry not feeling in himself the necessary 
. . . to the study of Theology in a professional light, but 
on the contrary, expressing a predilection in favour of the science 
of medicine, all thoughts of the gown for him were immediately 
relinquished. The same care which Mr. Clapham had shewn 
in the choice of a classical Master for his son, he manifested in 
the selection of a medical one. For as soon as he was informed 
of his son's inclination for the study of physic, he ]Dlaced him 
under the eye and instructions of an eminent Surgeon and 
Apothecary at Skipton in Craven ; and as there is no situation 
perhaps in which the proper foundation of the future x^hysician 
can be so well laid, as in the habits of an early and intimate 
acquaintance with the appearances of the sick and their diseases, 
when assisted by the observations of an intelligent and com- 
municative master, Mr. Clapham was peculiarly fortunate in 
possessing frequent opportunities of visiting a large circle of 
patients with a gentleman who is not more remarkable for the 
extent and success of his practice, than for the ability and 
readiness with which he indicates the principles of it. After 
the time allotted for Mr. Clapham's stay with Mr. Moorhouse 
expired he repaired to London for improvement. Allured to 
the Capital by no other motive than the ardent love of his pro- 
fession, he immediately on his arrival commenced a course of 
close study and application. In knowledge he soon made a 
rapid and distinguished progress. This knowledge he took 
particular care to build on the safest and most permanent 
foundations ; the accurate and intimate acquaintance with the 
structure of the human body, derived from a long and diligent 
attendance on the Hunterian Lectures, a careful dissection of 
dead bodies, an assiduous perusal of the best authors and from 
the treasures of a cultivated understanding, a strong and reten- 
tive memory. As the accurate knowledge of anatomy naturally 
and invisibly leads on the mind to the study and contemplation 
of surgery, Mr. Clapham entered himself a pupil at St. George's 
Hospital under the ingenuous Mr. John Hunter. 

From the great proficiency he made in Surgical attainments 
there is every reason to believe that he obtained an intimate 
acquaintance with the mechanism of our bodies and of 
those laws by which they are governed, highly necessary 
in the formation of the complete manual Surgeon. Mr. Clap- 
ham would have acceded to the proposals and acquiesced in the 
wishes of his friends to establish himself in London in the line 
of Surgery, but though he possessed the Eagle's eye he had not 
the Lion's heart. From the extreme sensibility of his mind and 



n constitutional timidity and reserve, which probably he never 
would have eutireh' overcome ; he justly concluded that under 
such circumstances his feelings were incompatible with the bold 
intrepidity of heart, steadiness and dexterity of hand so essen- 
tially necessary to the successful operator. For these reasons 
Mr. Clapham was induced to turn his attention more particularly 
to the cultivation of medicine ; with this view he visited Edin- 
burgh. On his arrival at this celebrated School of Physic he 
was equally delighted and surprised with the rich and various 
sources of knowledge which every way opened to his view and 
courted his attention. Edinburgh indeed presented a new field 
of observation and inquiry for the exercise of genius of larger 
extent and wider survey than any he had hitherto met with : 
and as his ardour for knowledge evidently increased in propor- 
tion to his opportunities of improving it, he explored this 
delightful and extensive region of science and intellectual 
pleasure, with an aviditj^ and success we have seldom seen 
surpassed : but which while they brought him vast accessions 
of knowledge and of fame, unfortunately impaired his health 
and most materially injured a constitution by no means adapted 
to such laborious and unremitting application. The amiableness 
of his character, the remarkable assiduity with which he pro- 
secuted his studies and the constancy and punctuality with 
which he attended lectures, arrested the attention and attracted 
the admiration and love of the professors, and at the same time 
did not fail to excite and conciliate the afiections of all his 
associates, remarkable for their learning or for their virtues. 

Mr. Clapham in the year 1775 took the Degree of Doctor of 
Medicine in the University of Edinburgh, with vevy great ap- 
plause. His Thesis de Hoemorrhagus composed for this occasion 
was much admired by the whole learned body under whose 
auspices and by whose authority it was published. From the 
useful and important matter it contains, and the very ingenious 
and accurate manner in which it was written, it hath lately had 
the honour of being re-printed. 

Dr. Clapham when at Edinbugh was a great and distinguished 
favorite with Dr. Cullen, and that truly illustrious man, hath 
ever since continued to honour him with the most flattering 
marks of attention a.nd regard. 

About the year 1777, Dr. Clapham established himself at 
Whitby, where a physician was much wanted. 

The friendly and hospitable reception he met with in this 
23lace was attended with every circumstance of honour to the 
inhabitants, and of pleasure and happiness to himself, and no 
sooner were Dr. Clapham's character and abilities ascertained, 
by a critical but candid investigation of them, than they were 
liberally encouraged, and rewarded. 



Ill II short time lie advanced far in the good opinion and af- 
fections of the most ehgible and respectable individuals, and 
was treated by them on all occasions, with a degree of literary 
respect, deference and attention the most flattering and agree- 
able a young man could receive. And as these attentions were 
conducted on the generous and enlarged principle of personal 
merit and could not possibly be excited by the captivating and 
seducing parapharnalia of physic, they were rendered more 
delicate and meritorious and acceptable, and while they shew 
the Doctor's worth and merit in the strongest light, at the same 
time place their own in the fairest and most honourable point 
of view ; and indeed the people of Whitby in general evinced 
the most friendly good will towards their much lamented 
Physician, and that in a manner which would have done real 
honour to towns of greater name and more polished celebrity. 
Sensible that the well being of a place, as well as that of a 
state, depends, in a great measure, on the lives of the inferior 
classes of the people, and sensible that by increasing the sphere 
of humanity we increase the sphere of knowledge, Dr. Clapham 
dedicated one day in the week to the service of the poor : ac- 
cordingly every Monday morning great numbers attended his 
lodgings, where the histories of their complaints were certain 
to be listened to with patience, investigated with care, and for 
the most part to be either sensibly relieved, or entirely cured. 

For these two years past Dr. Clapham's health had been 
sensibly declining. Unfortunately for himself and the world, 
he inherited from his father a gouty and from his mother a 
consumptive predisposition. 

These opprobia medicorum when called into action by oc- 
casional causes, were too much to be sustained with impunity 
by a constitution naturally delicate, and rendered more so by 
the anxieties attendant on an extensive practice. The characters 
of Consumption have lately been more particularly predominant; 
which with the frequent intervention of another assemblage of 
symptoms scarcely less dreadful put a period on the 24th of 
March, 1785, to the life and sufferings of a good and rising 
young man, not in his prime, who was an honour to human 
nature, an ornament to his profession, and a blessing to his 

To shining talents, an affectionate, honest, and feeling hearty 
Dr. Clapham united a high degree of moral and religious ex- 
cellence. The one he manifested by the purity of his conversation 
and the rectitude of his actions, the other by a uniform reliance 
in God, and a frequeut acknowledgment of his mercy through 
Christ. And in this fashionable age of Scepticism, when deism 
appears to be the prevailing epidemic of the mind, it ought to 
be mentioned in honour of the eminent character we now cele- 
brate, that whenever the doctrine of Christianity has been 



attacked in his presence, with the opinions and supported by 
the authorities of a Hume, or Voltaire, or an Herbert, he never 
failed on these occasions to oppose to them the greater and 
more virtuous characters of a Newton, a Locke, a Bayle, or an 

As Dr. Clapham possessed an enlarged understanding, a 
clear and solid judgment, and joined to these the happy, but 
rare faculty of the mind, of combining, comparing and separa- 
ting his ideas on every subject connected with medical philosophy 
with singular perspicuity and precision, there is no doubt that 
had he been spared to the world a few years longer, he would 
have contributed as liberally to the interests of learning, by 
favouring mankind with many useful and ingenious productions 
fi'om his pen, as he had before done to those of humanity by 
the exercise of an unbounded benevolence. 

But as it has pleased the Great Disposer of all events to call 
into His more immediate presence a servant who had done His 
will on earth, Science and Philosophy while they mourn the 
loss they have sustained, and Friendship meets at the tomb, and 
drops the tributary tear, must revive on the animating reflection, 
that he whom they deplore was taken from them at the time 
when his brows were encii'cied with wreaths of honour, a well 
earned reputation, and a good name, and rejoice that he, who, 
while clothed in dust, forgot not his original purity, who loved 
vii-tue, who loved God, is now in the mansions on high to 
enjoy there incessant and eternal felicity. 
" If till now my tongue, 
" Oh gentle spirit, has delay' d 
" To pay its grateful ofl"ring of the praise 
" Thy merit claims, and only fill'd the cries 
" Of general applause, forgive thy friend." 


Copy of burial entry in Whitby Parish Piegisters. 
Eoman Computation, " 1785, March 21, Clapham "William, 
M.D., 34 years, Whitby." 

Monumental Slab inserted under the step into a pew on the 
South side of the nave aisle opposite the pulpit is : 

" Gul. Clapham, M.D., obuit nono Kalend Aprilis, Anno Dom 
MDccLxxxY., astatis suae xxxiv. Hanclapidem illius memoriam 
sacrum posuit I.D." G. W. Waddington. 

Whitby, July 3rd, 1884. 

Copied from MS. penes J. E. Clapham, Esq., 
Austwick Hall, nr. Settle. 

OswALDiaKK AND PniLip Leweston. — lu tlic Britisli Museum, 
(Harleian Charters, ooa. 43) is a charter, by which Bichard 
Pykeryng grants to Philip Leweston and others, lands, i^-c, at 
Oswaldkirk, together with the advowsou of the Church of Saint 



Oswald. The document is dated 3 Sept., 20 Hen. 0. Is any- 
thing known of this Phihp Leweston, and his connection with 
Yorkshire '? Leweston of Leweston is an old Dorset family, 
and I find the name of Philip Leweston mentioned in a charter 
relating to that estate, and dated 11 June, 16 Hen. G., and 
again in another charter, 10 January, 30 Hen. G. The follow- 
ing is an extract from the Harleian charter above mentioned : 
*' tSciant omnes tam psentes q futuri qd ego Eicus Pykeryng de 
Oswaldkirke clr dedi concessi & hac p'senti carta mea conhrm- 
aui dono Jolii Constable de llalntm (?) militi Pho Leweston 
Eobcrto Thorneton de Slewton & Willmo holthorpe de Eliston 
omia tras k ten mea redditus & suic cu' omibz suis ptns que 
habeo in villa & territorio de Oswaldkirk una cu' aduocacioe 
ecclie Sci Oswaldi eiusd' ville una cu' tra . . . 

tcio die meusis Septembris anno llegis Henrici sexti post 
conquestu Anglic vicesimo." 

C. H. Mayo, M.A., R.D. 

Long Burton Vicarage, 
Sherborne, Dorset. 


%\}t Jfamihi of dStfeon. 

Genealogical Notes by James Eusby, Esq., F.E.Hist.Soc. 

There have, during the past ^ three or four centuries, been 
various branches of this family in the County of York : the two 
principal ones were at Welbourn and Staveley, for both of 
which there are pedigrees recorded in the Herald's Visitations. 

The Gibsons of Welbourn bore for Arms, Barry of Six ermine 
and sable, a lion rampant or. Crest a Stork Close Argent, in 
beak an Oak tree proper : Granted by Dethick, 2 May, 1574, to 
Sir John Gibson of Welbourn, Knight, Doctor of the law, son 
of Thomas Gibson of Irby, in the County of Lincoln : this Sir 
John had two wives ; by his first, Margaret, daughter of 
AVoodhall, he had two sons. Sir John Gibson, Kt., living 1612, 
and Thomas ; and by his second wife, Margery, daughter of 
Eichard Masterman of Nantwich, widow^ of Thomas Butler of 
Bew, he had a son, Edward Gibson of Y^ork. Sir John Gibson 
(the second) married Ann, daughter of Sir John Allett and 
widow of Thomas Pigott of Dodershall, by whom he had a son 
John, aged seven years in 1612, who was afterwards also 
Knighted. Edward Gibson of York, married Ann daughter of 
Edmund Dudley and had three sons ; Edward aged 18 years in 
1639, John, and Dudley. 

The Staveley family bore Gules a Stork between three cres- 
cents argent, beaked and membered Or (confirmed 16 January, 
1655). Thomas Gibson living about 1500, had two sons 
Eichard Gibson, and Eobert Gibson ; Eichard the elder married 



Emma, dangliter of Eicliard Croft of Myton, and had issue, 
Kobert Gibson of Tydd St. Mary in the County of Lincohi, who 
married Isabel, daughter of John Pulleyne of Killinghall, by 
whom he had Wilham Gibson, son and heir. Draper Gibson, 
and two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret. 

The Gibsons of Halifax resided at North and South Owram, 
and during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries at Slead 
hall, Lightcliffe : they bore the same Arms as the Welbourn 
family, viz. Barry of Six Ermine and Sable, a lion rampant or. 

The Doncaster branch was represented by Cuthbert Gibson 
who was Postmaster of that town in the latter part of the 
Seventeenth Century, and buried there 15 Septem.ber, 1692 ; 
he left, by his first wife Alice, buried 5 Novr., 1668, four sons 
and a daughter : George Gibson the eldest son was an Attorney 
and Town Clerk of Doncaster, baptized 20 July, 1659, and died 
21 December, 1699 ; he had by his first wife Mary, daughter of 
John Dillingham of Low Melwood, four sons; John Gibson 
baptized 14 December, 1687, George a Captain in the Army, 
baptized 22 July, 1690, and buried at Doncaster 18 November, 
1763, Richard baptized 1694, and Dillingham ; and one daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth baptized 1693. The Arms on the brass in 
Doncaster Church to this family are . . three Storks rising 
, . . impaling ... A Saltire between 4 cinquefoils or 

I have gathered together from numerous sources the following- 
notes referring to Persons of the names of Gibson, and shall be 
pleased if anyone possessing further information will make 
additions thereto, with the view of adding to, or correcting the 
existing pedigrees, or compiling others. 


Halifax — Samuel, son of Rowland Gibson, of Southowram, 
baptd. 19 October, 1600. 

Mrs. Gibson, wife of Mr. Michael Gibson, of Slead 
hall, in Lightcliffe, buried Dec. 24th, 1722. 
Mr. Michael Gibson, of Slead hall, and Widow Dade, 
married Septr. 18th, 1729. 

Mr. Michael Gibson, of Slead hall, buried Nov. 16th, 

Mr. Robert Gibson, of Slead hall, near Brighouse, 
died May 20th, 1738. 

Mrs. Gibson, widow of Mr. Robert Gibson, of Slead 
hall, died in Manchester, Nov. 5th, 1739. 
Vide also Nonconformist Register, Northowram, by J. 
H. Turner, ff: 44, 71, 130, 206, 224, 231, 287, 318, 
324 and 327. 

Burgh WaHs — Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Gibson, buried 1st 
Feb., 1601. 


Tiiomas, son of Henry Gibson, baptized 5 March, 1614. 
Darton — John Gibson and Esther Taylor, married 16 October, 

Thomas Gibson and Jane Roydes, married 7th No- 
vember, 1630. 

Leonard Eusbye, of Eniley, and Dorothy Gibson, of 

Darton, married 21 November, 1709. 
Emley — Michael Gibson and Margaret . . married 1629. 
Kirkheaton — Michael, son of Thomas Gibson, baptized 11th 

Sept., 1636 : buried 20 December, 1636. 

Joseph Speight, of Dewsbury, and Mary Gibson, of 

Kirkheaton, married 15 September, 1663. 
Arksey — Ursula, daughter of William Gibson, buried 26 Sep- 

■ tember, 1612. 
Warmsworth — Lancelot and Philip, sons of William Gibson, 

baptized 24 June, 1613. 

Philip Gibson, buried 6 August, 1613. 
York Minster — Thomas Hall, of Sandall Magna, and Dorothy 

Gibson, of Halifax, married 8 Feb., 169|. 

Maeriage Licences at York. 

Anno. 1601 — At Dewsbury, Edward Gibson, of Huddersfield, 
and Beatrice Fernley, of Dewsbury. 
1605 — At Heptonstall, Thomas Brooke, of Huddersfield, 
and Grace Gibson, daughter of Eichard Gibson, of 

1608 — At Heptonstall, John Gibson and Ann Mitchell, 

of Heptonstall. 
1616 — At Halifax, Jerominu Gibson, Clerk, A.M., and 

Edith Hemingway, of Halifax. 
1632 — At Halifax, Nathan Ingham and Diana Gibson, 

of Halifax. 

1632— At Halifax, Edward Nicholl and Bridget Gibson, 

of Halifax, Spinster. 
1637 — At Halifax, John Gibson, gent., and Ann Brom- 

head, of Halifax, Ys^idow. 
1639 — At Halifax, John Fairbank, aged 28, Yeoman, 

and Alice Gibson, of Halifax, Spinster, aged 29. 
1639 — At Halifax, Daniel Gibson, aged 30, Yeoman, 

and Ann Emot, of Halifax, Spinster. 
1673 — At Halifax, Thomas Wrigglesworth, aged 25, of 

Olton, and Ann Gibson, of Lightcliffe. 
1697— At Bishophiil or Sandall, Thomas Hall, aged 29, 
and Dorothy Gibson, aged 24, of Halifax, September. 
William Stones, of Fishlake, dated 10th April, 1578, proved 
at York, June 25, 1580; Names — Alice Gibson and Thomasin 
Gibson, his wife's daughters, Thomas Gibson, his wife's son, 
George Gibson and John Gibson. 



Kobert Gibson, Clerk, Yicar of Kirkheaton, will proved at 
York, 17 Oct., 1589. 

Bryan Crowther, of Halifax, Yeoman, dated 9tli Septr., 1605, 
mentions AYilliam Gibson. 

Thomas Whitley, of Sinderhills, dated 12 Nov., 1631, proved 
at York, 20 December following, leaves to Alice Gibson, 
daughter of Samuel Gibson, £30. 

John Gibson, the elder, of the Shaw-in-Langfield, in the 
County of York, dated 8 August, 1653, i)roved at Westminster, 
22 July, 1654 ; names James Gibson, of Briggeroid in Stans- 
field, son and heir, John Gibson, junior, younger son, Ann 
Gibson, wife, 'Ilichard, Henry and Charles, sons of brother 
Richard Gibson, Clerk, late parson of Marton in Craven. 

"William Gibson, of Sikehouse, in Fishlake, Yeoman, dated 
27 Jan., 1653, proved in London, 26 June, 1656, names sister 
Mary, the wife of John Thomson, wife Isabel, brother "William 
"Warde, of Bromeley. 

Thomasiu Gibson, of Brestwell, widow, dated 18 May, 1653, 
proved in London, names son Eichard Gibson. 

Anne Gibson, widow, of Halifax, dated 12 Aug., 1654, proved 
in London; Edward Hanson, of Woodhouse, in Bastrick, to be 

Edmond Gibson, of Scorton, husbandman, dated 8 April, 
1657, names Elizabeth Gibson, relict. 

Bobert Hemsworth, of Crofton, dated 10 November, 1730, 
and enrolled at "W^akefield, 18 Dec. following, names sister 
Susannah, wife of . . Gibson, of Woodhouse, in Kexborough. 

George Gibson, of Doncaster, dated 6 Jan., 1755, proved in 
London, 18 April, 1764. 

Samuel Terrick, Clerk, Bector of Weldrake, dated 18 Dec, 
1718, proved at Y^ork, 25 Feb. following, names his brothers 
Thomas, Edward and Charles Gibson, and his sister Johanna 


Leeds Parish Church. On a marble monument: Near to this 
place is interred the body of Mr. John Gibson, late Alderman 
and Mayor of this Corporation, Anno 1702, who died 26tli 
December, 1712, aged 63. Also of Elizabeth, his former wife, 
and two childi-en twins, Sarah and Elizabeth, who died 27 Dec, 
1683 ; also of his daughter Isabella, late wife of Mr. Samuel 
Lacon, who died 2 March, 1709, aged 29. 

Halifax Church. On a monument, Arms — Barry of 6 ermine 
and sable, a lion rampant or; Near this place is interred Eliza- 
beth Gibson, of Slead hall, who died 1690, aged 23, and Bobert 
Gibson, of Slead hall, who died 1691, aged 63 ; and Michael 
Gibson, the son of Michael Gibson, of Slead hall, who died 
1711, aged one ; and Rhenetta, the wife of Bobert Gibson, who 
died 1715, aged 84; and Elizabeth, the wife of Michael Gibson, 

Y.G. G 



who died 1722, aged 52 ; and Michael Gibson, son of Robert 
Gibson, of Slead hall, who died 1738, aged 72 ; and Robert 
Gibson, of Slead hall, son of Michael Gibson, who died 1746, 
aged 43 ; also William Gibson, M.D., Professor of Anatomy at 
Cambridge, who died 16 Feb., 1753, aged 39, (he was educated 
at Jesus College, Camb.). 

York Minster. On a monument. Arms — Barry of 6 ermine 
and sable, a lion rampant or. Near this place lyeth the body 
of Mrs. Penelope Gibson, daughter of John Gibson, of Welburne, 
in the County of York, Esq.; she died the 19th of January, 
1715. (She was second daughter of John Gibson, by Joan, 
daughter of James Pennyman, Esq., of Ormesby*, and was 20 
months old on Aug. 28, 1665. York. Arch. Journal, Vol. 1, f. 
279.) Also, near this place lyeth the body of Mrs. Joanna 
Gibson, the eldest daughter of John Gibson, of Welburn, Esq., 
she dyed the 27 of June, 1733, in the 78th year of her age. 
Monument : Arms — Gules 3 birds or, within a bordure Argent, 
impaling Barry of 6 ermine and sable, a lion rampant or ; to 
Samuel Terrick, Clerk, Rector of Weldrake, who married at 
Bishopthorpe, Ann, widow of Nathaniel Arlush, Esq., and 
daughter of John Gibson, of Welburne, Esq. 

Doncaster. Monument, inscription to Dorothy, daughter of 
Mr. Cuthbert Gibson, who died 24 July, 1676, aged 21. 

Post Mortem Inquisitions. 

At Wakefield, 8 April, 16 Eliz : Richard Gybson, of Brook- 
foote, in Southowrame, died 24 January last; and John Gybson, 
of Southowram, yoman, is son and heir, 40 years old : Mes- 
suages &c., in Southowram (Record Office, Vol. 15, fo. 4). 

15 Eliz. — Robert Gibson, lands at Rocliffe and Aldburgh; 
William Gibson, son and heir, (Vol. 104, Record Office.) 

Fines at Recoed Office. 
Michaelmas, 3 and 4 Eliz., Yorkshire. 

Edward Gybson, quert., and Richard Gybson, deft, of 

lands in Southowram. 
Trinity, 40 Eliz., Yorkshire. 

Lancelot Curtice, quert., and Robert Gibson, deft, of 

lands in Staveley. 
Trinity, 6 Jac. 1., Yorkshire. 

Edward Withes, quert., and Robert Gibson, deft, of 

land in Staveley. 
Easter, 12 Jac. 1., Yorkshire. 

John Thorpe, quert., and John Gibson, deft, of land 

in Southowram. 



Hilary, 24 Car. 1, Yorkshire. 

Edward Gibson, Armigeros, qnert., and John Gibson, 

Kt., deft, of land in Weiburn and Sonleyhill. 
Michaelmas, 33 Car. 2, Yorkshire. 

Thomas Gibson, quert., and John Pannell, deft, of land 

in Bagby. 
Hilary, 6 ^Ym. & Mary, Yorkshire. 

Edward Gibson, quert., and Michael Gibson, deft, of 

land in Lightclifte. 
Hilary, 12 Wm. & Mary, Y^orkshire. 

Michael Gibson, quert., and Abraham Lun, deft, of 

Messuage in Halifax. 
Hilary, 20 Geo. 2, Yorkshh^e. 

John Gibson, quert., and Oliver Dean, deft, of land in 

Michaelmas, 28 Geo. 2, Yorkshire. 

Abraham Gibson, quert., and John Gibson, deft, of 

laud in Sta^nsfield. 
Hilary, 30 Geo. 2, Yorkshire. 

John West, quert., and John Gibson, deft, of land in 


Subsidy Eolls in Eecord Office. 
( Eothwell, Thomas Gibson, for 40s. guds., 12d. 
15 Hen. 8. \ Bramley, William Gibson, do. 12d. 

( Northowram, Eichard Gibson, for £4 guds., 2s. 
( Acastre-selby, John Gibson, in goods 5 marks, 20d. 
do. -j Bolton Percy, Thomas Gibson, in goods £3, 18d. 
[ Bykerton, James Gibson, in goods 40s., 12d. 
Car. 2, Almondbury, Thomas Gibson, 10 hearths. 

Chancery Bills in Eecord Office. 
Pleadings 1690 to 1700. 

Gibson versus Stansfield. 

Pleadings 1714. 

Gibson versus Foxcroft. 
Gibson ,, Gibson. 

First Fruits, Eecord Office, Vol. 38. 
Kirkheaton, Eobert Gibson, 25 Novr., 20 Elizh. 

Court Eolls, Manor of Wakefield. 
23 Feb., 23 Hen. 8. Hipi^erholme, John Gibson, son and 
heir of William Gibson, of Elynroide, in Northowram. 

Lease of Eectory of Doncaster. 
Mr. Cuthbert Gibson, of Doncaster, took it at £335 per an- 
num, and continued on it until the year 1691, when lie was 
greatly in arrear, and was arrested, but being unable to pay 
his son Mr. George Gibson, Attorney, of Doncaster, arranged it. 



Indenture. (Addl. MS., 24520, f. 93.) 
36 Hen. 8, 13 April, Edmnnd Gybson, Clerk, Master of the 
House or College of Holy Trinity, at Pontefract. 

Eent Roll, Archbishop of York. (Addl. MS., 925, f. 36.) 
Auno 1580 to 1637. 

Sir John Gibson, Kt. 
for lives of Robt. Cooke x mort 

Fra his wife ) 
Edward, son of the said Sir John £12 5s. 

Foster's Visitation op Yorkshire. 
Margaret, daughter of Solomon Swale, of Staveley, aged 7 
years in 1585, married Robert Gibson, of Staveley. 


Walter Sellon Gibson, of Leeds, married Catherine Wickliffe, 
and had a son Walter Sellon Gibson, of York. 


"^am^rtnn Jfamtlg. 

Index to Hamerton Wills and Administrations on Record 
in the P.P.C., Somerset House, London. Communicated by 
John Hamerton Crump, Esq., B.A., who will be glad to receive 

Hamerton " Notes, addressed to him at Junior Carlton Club, 
London, S'W. 

Wills, 1383—1787. 

(1) Hamerton, William, 1500, fo. 20, Moore. 

(2) Hamerton, George, 1522, fo. 27, Bodfelde. 

(3) Hamerton, Frances, Augt., 1625, fo. 85, Clark. 

(4) Hamerton, Richard, Septr., 1630, fo. 78, Scroope. 

(5) Hamerton, William, London, 1632, fo. 83, Audelay. 
Hamerton, Sarah, London, March, 1647, fo. 57, Fines. 
Hamerton, John, London, 1650, fo. 41, Pembroke. 
Hamerton, Edmund, Warwick, 1650, fo. 178, Pembroke. 

Hamerton, Anthony, 1650, fo. 41, Pembroke. 

Hamerton, James, Scotland, Nov. 1657, fo. 480, Ruthen. 
Hamerton, Silvanus, Bucks., Dec, 1662, fo. 155, Laud. 
Hammerton, Susanna, London, June, 1676, fo. 65, Bence. 

(6) Hamerton, Richard, Pts., June, 1692, fo. 108, Fane. 
Hamerton, Maria, Hib., May, 1693, fo. 80, Coker. 
Hammerton, John, Middx., July, 1707, fo. 179, Poley. 
Hamerton, George, Lincoln, Nov., 1713, fo. 247, Leeds. 
Hamerton, WiUiam, Lincoln, May, 1716, fo. 98, Fox. 
Hamerton, John, Bucks., June, 1716, fo. 117, Fox. 
Hamerton, Henry, Bucks., July, 1718, fo. 144, Tenison. 
Hamerton, Thomas, Berks., Nov., 1728, fo. 327, Brook. 
Hamerton, Pinchback, Berks., Dec, 1729, fo. 339, Abbott. 
Hamerton, Neave, Surrey, Sep., 1730, fo. 258, Auber. 

Site of late 



Hamerton, Henry, Bucks., April, 1731, fo, 93, Isliam. 
Hamerton. Joiiu, Bucks., Jan., 1738, fo. 11, Brodripp. 
Hammerton, Fry, Pts., Oct., 1745, fo. 275, Seymour. 
Hammerton, Mary, Essex, Sep., 1746, fo. 262, Edmunds. 
Hammarron, Isaac, Surrey, Feb., 1748, fo. 50, Stralian. 
Hammerton, Elizh., Pts., Jan., 1750, fo. 16, Greenley. 
Hammerton, Isaac, Middx., Nov,, 1752, fo. 278, Bettesworth. 

(7) Hamerton, William, Middx.. March, 1760, fo. 104, Lynch. 
Hammerton, Susanna, Middx., May, 1760, fo. 198, Lynch. 

Hamerton, Edward, Berks., Dec, 1598, fo. 269. 
Hammerton, Fdchard. London, Feb., 1623, fo. 10. 
Hamerton, George, Lincoln, March, 1653, 11. fo. 195. 

(8) Hammerton, Stephen, York, Jan., 1658, fo. 12. 
Hammerton, als. Xorbury, Philippa, April, 1671. 
Hamerton, als. Wilson, Anna, Feb. 1672. 
Hamerton, Johannes, Feb., 1684, fo. 20. 
Hammerton, Edward, Oct., 1685. 
Hammerton, Maria, Hib., Feb., 1695. 
Hammerton, Susanna, Middx., Feb., 1695. 
Hammerton, Charles, Middx., June, 1704. 
Hammerton, William, Pts., Jan., 1707. 
Hamerton, John, Southampton, June, 1741. 
Hammerton, Thomas, Pts., Dec, 1741. 
Hamerton, Charles, Middx., May, 1753. 
Hammerton, James, Camb., Jan., 1759. 
Hammerton, John, Bucks., July, 1773. 


(1) Of Kingston-on-Thames. Dated 12 Augt., 1500, proved 
9th March, 150t only mentions his wife Margaret. 

(2) Of Monkroyd, Purston-Jacklyn, and elsewhere in Co. 
York, and of Pulborough, Co. Sussex, Esq. Dated 3 May, 1521, 
when '* about to cross the seas with King's Grace," prd. 19 Nov., 
1522, mentions sons John and Eoger, and daughter Constance, 
wife Elizabeth, sister Elizabeth, and late father James and late 
mother Katherine Hamerton. 

(3) Of St. Clements Danes, London, widow, mentions 4 

(4) Of Newmarkett, Co. Camb., Innholder, mentions sou 
Richard and 6 daughters. 

(5) Of London, Skinner, mentions Henry Hamerton. 

(6) Of Clonmell, Tipperary, Ireland, Esqre., dated 22 May, 
1680, proved 30 June, 1692. Mentions wife Mary, and ''her 
father-in-law," Captain Thomas Talbot ; sons Robert, Benjamin, 
and Richard, and daughters Anne, Mary, Rose, and Susannah, 
all living unmarried, and his daughter Sarah, wife of Thos. 
Bolton, late of W'aterford, Esqre.; "Sister," Mary Ouge, of 



Mewmarket, spinster, and cousin Charles Hamerton. Testator 
strictly entails his large estates at Clonmell, Eathronan, 
Orchard's Town, and elsewhere in Co. Tipperary, and also 
mentions property in Kent and Essex. This family is now, I 
believe, represented by Mrs. Buxton Whalley, of Eathronan 
House, Co. Tipperary; see Waiford's " County Families." 

(7) Of Finchley, Co. Middx., Gentn., leaves all his estate at 
Finchley and elsewhere, to his son William Hamerton, mer- 
chant, dated 2 Dec, 1757. Proved 27 March, 1760. 

(8) Admon of goods of Stephen Hammerton, late of Hellifield 
Peele, Co. York, Esqre., deed., granted to Stephen Hammerton,. 
the grandchild and next of kin. 


Langley. — Wanted any information about the ancient York- 
shire family of Langley, from whom Thomas Langley, Bishop 
of Durham, and Lord Chancellor of England in 1425, was 
descended. His arms were Paly of six arg. and vert^ the same 
as the Shropshire Langley s. L. 


[The following Pedigree is taken from a beautifully written 
one, on two skins, probably compiled two centuries ago by 
Hanson the Antiquary, of Woodhouse in Eastrick, in the parish 
of Halifax. The writer has evidently used a penny wherewith 
to draw the circles, and has inserted a name in each circle. 
Under the chief names the arms are delineated in colours, 
sometimes quarterly, often impaling the wife's arms. Any 
notes not found on the original, we place in brackets. We 
purpose supplementing this article by others, bearing on the 
persons mentioned in ihis sketch, and the various branches 
down to the present time. There is, in addition to the twenty- 
four small shields, a large quartering, a copy of which is 
presented herewith by the munificence of Sir Eeginald Hanson, 
Knight. Another pedigree on vellum was used by Mr. Watson 
in his History of Halifax, and was then (i.e. before 1775,) in 
the possession of Mr. Eoger Hanson. This became the property 
of Mr. John Booth, of Huddersfield, and from it, George J. 
Armytage, Esq., F.S.A., compiled the Hanson pedigree as given 
in the " Yorkshire Arch^ological Journal," Vol. I. Mr. Watson 
refers to another copy in the hands of the Thornhills of Fixby. 
We copy from one lent by a gentleman at Whitby.] 

{^b^sxvtxWoxm^ qui^bant collectse tam ex antiquis 
Chartis et Eotulis Curiarum et aliis Scriptis et genealogiis 
quam de progenia et familia in Eastricke, olim vocat Eastricke 
ac modo Hanson. 



^^Cfr^cxnts be l^rtstvicke vixit in tempore Henrici tertii 
Auo Dom. 1251 et nomen ejus reperitur in quam plurimis 
antiquis Cliartis tempore ejusdem Eegis inter primarios viros 
ejusdem Weapontagii, tenuit feodum terrae iu Kastricke, Scir- 
coate et Clayton in Bradford dale, predium in Kastricke et 
Servitia Diversorum, Nativor' in eadem villa et tenuit diversa' 
al. terras et t'enta in Eastricke ex Concessione cujusdem Orm 
de Baccleia [Batleyj. Utebatur Sigillo proprio cu' hoc inscrip- 

Stgillum flngm ht Hastrtrh^/' 

Hie Rogerus videtur esse filius cujusdem Willi 
Hie Eogerus de Binglaya fratris Henrici de Ealand, patr. 
de Eastricke Joins de Ealand Militis qui huicEogere concessit 
liabuit predium prasdictum vocat Lindlands, diversas 

exitum Boyatas terras et servit diversor. nativoru' in 
villa prd. 

[Shield emblazoned, Argent, a chevron hetvceen three roses, gules, 
seeded proper, for Eastricke.] 

Hugo* de Eastricke filium primogenitum qui habuit exitum 
[Shield, as above.] 

Johannem de Eastricke qui habuit exitum 
[Shield, as above.] 

Johannem de Eastricke qui habuit exitum 
[Shield, as above.] 

Henricum de Eastricke qui habuit exitum 

[Shield, quarterly, 1 and 4, Or a chevron cownter componed 
argent and azure, between three martlets, sable, for Hanson; 2 and 3, 
Argent, a chevron between three roses gules, seeded proper, for 

Johannem Hanson al [iu] s Eastricke qui duxit in uxorem 
Aliciam filia & hered. Hen. de Woodhouse, habuit exitum 
[Alice Woodhouse's pedigree is given thus :] 

Alexander Woodhouse qui duxit in uxorem 

Beatrice filiam et rectam heredem Tho. de Totehill, qui 
hab. ex. 

[Shield, bearing Azure a chevron or, on an escutcheon of pretence 
or, on a chevron sable, three crescents argent, for Woodhouse and 

Henricum filium Alex, de Woodhouse, 

Beatrix uxorem ejus habuit exitum 

Aliciam [as above.] [Shield — Woodhouse and Totehill, 
quarterly ; — 1 and 4, Azure, a chevron between three mullets, or, 
for Woodhouse, and, 2 and 3, Or, on a chevron sable three crescents 
argent, in chief a crescent sitble, for Toothill.] 

* Mr. Armytage points out that Watson records two other sons of Roger, — 
John and Simon, and another son of Hugh, by his wife Agnes, viz. William. 



[Shield — quarterly, 1 and 4, as above, for Hanson ; 2 and 3, 
as above, for Rastricke; on an escutcheon of pretence, quarterly, 
1 and 4, as above, for WoodPiouse ; 2 and 3, as above, for 

[The pedigree from which we copy has evidently three or 
four generations missing here, which we supply from Mr. 
Armytage's copy. Nearly all the earlier generations will be 
found in our list of Rastrick Greaves, see page 34. The issue 
of John and Alice Hanson was John, of Woodhouse, who 
married Cecilia de Windebank. Their Arms are given : — Quar- 
terly, 1. Hanson, 2. Eastricke, 3. Woodhouse, 4. Totehill; 
impaling, vert, a chevron between three hawks standinci, wings 
expanded, or, for Windebank. Their son, John, married Cecilia 
dau. John Ravenshaw (a mistake for Ravenslaw, now Rawnsley,) 
and bore Quarterly, as above, impaling sable two bars wavy, 
argent, on a chief of the second, three ravens yroper, for Ravens/aw. 
John Hanson, their son, of Woodhouse, married Katherine, 
dau. John Brooke, abneptis [great-grandaughter,] Thom99 de 
Bellamont," Beaumont. This John bore arms, quarterly as 
before, impaling Argent, on a bend sable, a lure, with a line and 
ring, or, for Brooke. His son John Hanson, of Woodhouse, in 
Rastrick, married Agnes, eldest daughter of John Saville, 
Esquire, and impaled Argent, on a bend sable three owls of the 
field, for Saville. j 

[Here we resume the thread, as given on the vellum 
before us. It will be seen in the list of John and Agnes 
Hanson's children that there are two Johns, brothers, living at 
the same time. Both copies agree in this, and we have met 
with a few similar instances in the wills at York. 

The children of John Hanson by Agnes Saville, not of the 
John Hanson who married Alice Woodhouse more than a 
hundred years before, were — ] 

1st. Johannem H. de Woodhouse qui duxit in uxorem 
Margaretam 2 filiam & (or et) unam 3 cohgeredum Thome 

Postea Margaretam fil. Roberti Wade. 
[Shield, quarterly, as before, impaling (blank).] 
2nd. Edward H. de Woodhouse, qui duxit in uxorem 
Joanam filiam Edwardi Kaye per quam habuit exitum. 
[Shield, quarterly, as before, impaling Argent, two bends sable, 
for Kaye.] 

3rd. Thomas Hanson, de Eastricke, qui duxit in uxorem 
Genetam filiam Johis. Grleadhill de Barsland, vel little Even, 
per quam hb. exit. 

[Shield, quarterly as before, impaling (blank).] 

4th. Arthur Hanson. habuit exitum. 

[Shield, as in the last.] 



otb. Jolianuem Hauson de Norwood Green qui duxit in 
uxorem [Elizabetham=i'?] filiam Jo. Gilderson per quam habuit 

[Sbield, as iu the last.] 

[6tb. I believe there was also a son Eobert, as will be seen 
subsequently in copying from two wills. 


John Hanson, by Margaret Woodhead, had issue — ] 

A. Joliannem H. de Woodhouse qui duxit in uxorem 
Jennet, filiam et hered. Gulielm. Eeyner per quam hab. exitum 
[Shield, as in last.] Johannem Hanson obiit infantia & 

reliquit ejus cohfereds. videlicet Agnet. ux Rich. Lawe, Mari. 
ux Walter Stanhope, Grat. obijt sine prolae, Margarit ux Thom^e 
Brooke, Kathar. obijt sine prole. [Videlicet . . prole, is 
in one circle. Shield, under the infant John's name bears 
quarterly as before. See the father's will, 1621, in Biogr. Hx. 
p. 338.]'' 

B. Thomam Hanson qui duxit in uxorem 

Margarit filiam et coher. Johis Royd de Shaw, in Soyland. 
[Issue — ] 

a. Johannem H. obijt in infant. 

b. Thoma. H. obijt sine prole. 

c. Arthur, nupt Sara, filia. et coherede. Thom. Bothomley 

per quam habuit exitum (1) Johan. Hanson, (2) Thomam, 
(3) Joseph, (i) Richard H. nupt Marine filiae Nath. Crose- 
ley, per quam habuit exitum (blauk) Hanson ; (5) 
obliterated [Joshua], (6) Judith, nupt. Thom. Taylor 
hab. exitum. 

[This Arthur Hanson resided at Brighouse, where he 
died in 1661, and was buried at Elland, amongst his 
ancestors. His wife, Sarah, was buried there in 1643. 
Of their children we may note in passing that John was 
buried at Elland in 1683, Thomas was baptized there in 
1625, Joseph in 1627, Richard in 1629, Joshua in 1631 
and died next year. Judith became the wife of Captain 
Taylor, a noted Quaker, of Brighouse, mentioned by 
Oliver Hey wood, &c. The Taylors were buried in their 
garden at Brighouse, two gravestones still remain. 
Richard Hanson, Judith's brother, was a prominent 
Quaker, of whom, and his children, hereafter.] 

d. Richard Hanson [Arthur's next brother] nupt. Elizabeth. 

Jenkinson per quam habuit exitum 

1st. Thoma. Hanson nupt. Hest. filiam et hered. Jo- 
hannis ifarnell habuit exitum a Johannem Hanson 
duxit [in uxorem] filiam Georgii Booth de Snowden et 
quam habuit tres fiilios sex ffilias [obliterated] . 

* Elizabeth Hausou, of Lightclilfe, was buried at Halifax lu 1570. 



b Thoma. Hanson* duxit j&liam Anton, ffoxcroft habuit 
filium Antlionium. [Shield, quarterly as before, impaling 
^ahle, a chevron or, betiueeii three Joxes' heads, (jules, for 

2nd. Johannem Hanson nupt Eliz. filia. Thorn. Brooke 
de Bayhall in Pluth [ers] field. [The pedigree as copied 
by Mr. Armytage, whilst leaving out the descendants of 
several branches, gives the/issue of John and Elizabeth, 
viz., John, Richard, Elizabeth, and Mary.] 

[Under the name of John Hanson, who married Miss 
Booth, is a shield bearing Quarterly as before, impaling, 
Or thrne boars' heads coiqjed sable, for Booth, and their 
issue is given — ] Thoma. Hanson duxit Martham filiam 
Nathan Gledhill habuit exitum John, Thomas, Nathan, 
ob., Arthur, George, Edward, Joshua, Richard, Joseph, 
Maria, Esther, ob. inf., and Agnes : Johanem, obijt : 
Georgium duxit Elizabeth, filiam Johannis Stott. [Their 
children are given by Mr. Armytage, — John, Roger, 
Nathan, Robert, Esther, Rebecca, and Elizabeth.] : 
Dorothy nupt. Abraham Dyson: Maria, Esther, Rebecca, 
Sarah, and Ellenor. [These five in one circle.] Joined 
to the names of Thomas Hanson and Martha Gledhill is 
a shield, quarterly as before, impaling Booth in base, as 
above, and Argent, three fusils conjoined in J'css, azure, for 

e, f, g, h. Robert, Joseph, Margaret, Judith; [in one circle. 
The Elian d Registers give the following children, Robert 
buried 1588, Joseph buried 1589, Robert baptized 1593, 
Joseph baptized 1595, Margaret buried 1583, Catherine 
buried 1584, Judith baptized 1597.] 
C. Nicholas Hanson [= Marie, see her father-in-law's will] 
qui habuit Robert Hanson, et Doroth. Hanson nupt Johis 
ffarrer, armiger. [Shield under Robert's name, quarterly as 
before.] D. Per ejus secund. uxor [Margaret Wade, had] 
Judith Hanson nupta' ad Jasp. Blythman, armiger : [also mar. 
Will. Deyne, see Will.] 

_ o 

[We now return to Edward (second son of John Hanson by 
Agnes Saville,) who married Joan Kaye. Their son was — ] 
Thomas Hanson, qui duxit in uxorem Katherinam filiam 
Thomae Brooke, de Newhouse, [Huddersfield] , per quam habuit 

[Shield, — quarterly as before, impaling Argent on a bend sable, 
a lure nith a line and ring, or, for Brooke.] 

a. 5 filias [in one circle, the sisters, not the daughters, of 
Edward, as given in Mr. Armytage's transcript] Mariam nupt 

* Buried at EUand, Jan. 6, 1695, aged 64. 



Wm. Malli/?son. Eliz. — - Wm. Horton de Barkisland, Ivatliari- 
uam Sharp, postea Ab. Beaumont, Aguet. = MarkoMickletliwaite. 

h. Edwardum Hansou de ^Yoodho^se qui duxit in uxorem 
Dorothea, filiam Johis. Gleadhill de Barksland et Cecil, ux. 
ejus, filia Joh. Thornhill. 'Shield, — quarterly as before, im- 
paling Arfieiit, three fusih conjoined in Jess, azure, for Gledhill. 
The son of Edward and Dorothy was — ] 

Edwardum Hanson de Woodhouse qui duxit in uxorem Janam 
filiam ThomiB Beamont per quam habuit exitum Johannem, 
Edwardum, Doroth., Margar., Katherine, Maria., Jana., Eliz., 
firances, Ceciliam. [Shield, — quarterly as before, impaling 
Gules, semee of crescents, a lion rampant, arrjenz, charged with a 
crescent for difference, for Beaumont.*] 


Thomas Hanson, of Rastrick, who married Genet Gledhill, 
had issue : — 

1. Eoger. 

2. Thomas H., de Eastricke, qui duxit in uxorem Martham 
filiam Edwardi Naylor et habuit exitum Johannem et Roger, 
de Eastricke. [Arms, quarterly as before, impaling, Or, a pale 
between two lions ramjjant, sable, for Xaylor.] 

3. Johannem H. de Civitat. Londinii, qui duxit in uxorem 
ftranciscam filiam Johannis Prichard, et habuit exitum Johan., 
Thorn., et Edwardum Hanson. [Arms, quarterly as before, 
impaling Gules, a Jess, or, between three escallop shells, argent, for 

4. Eobertum H. de Eastrick, nupt. Saram filiam Gulielmi 

0. 6. Elizabeth, et Judith Hanson. 


In both pedigrees, the following branch is shewn as descended 
fi'om the brothers Arthur and John the second, sons of John 
Hanson by Agnes Savile. I think the will of Arthur, indicates 
that the line is from him. The issue reads — 

1. Johannem Hanson de Norwood Green, hab. ex. Edwardum 
et Johannem. 

2. Edwardum Hanson, hab. ex. Johannem. 

3. Margaretam nupt. Eichard AYilton. 

[John, son of John Hanson, of Hipperholme, was baptized 
at Halifax in 1541 ; Isabel, daughter, in 1545. This is the 
end of the original pedigrees, and Dugdale, in his " Yorkshire 
Visitation " confirms them in the main to 1666.] 

To be continued. 

* I must express my indebtedness to Mr. Armytage for the heraldic 




Boston, U. S. A., March 20th, 1886. 

Dear Sir, 

Your first number has shewn the existence of a common 
source of interest in Old England and New England. In the 
neighbouring city of Cambridge, Mass., we have just celebrated 
the 250th Anniversary of the establishment of its Church. One 
of its most noted early pastors, was Thomas Shepherd, or 
Shepard, who was Chaplain to Eiehard Darley, of Buttercramb, 
CO. York, about 1631, and who married there, as he says, a 
young gentlewoman, Margaret Tauteville, or Stoteville, a kins- 
woman of his patron, 1632. 

I have attempted to trace her pedigree by the printed 
Visitations, especially by Mr. Foster's books, and I have been 
aided by your article on the Alured family. 

Dugdale's Visitation of 1665, printed by the Surtees Society, 
says that Margaret, third daughter of Charles Stouteville, of 
Humanby, co. York, (who died in 1622) married — Shepherd. 

Her mother was Anne, daughter of Bryan Robinson, of Bos- 
ton, CO. Line, and the brother of this last (grand-uncle of Mrs. 
Shepherd), Nicholas Robinson married Anne, daughter of Charles 
Knevet. Here then I presume is the line of connection. From 
identity of names, I presume that Lucy, another daughter of 
Charles Knevet, married Sir Henry Gates, of Semer, and was 
grandmother of Mrs. Darley, of Buttercramb. Moreover, Henry 
Gates, uncle of Mrs. Darley, married his own cousin, Elizabeth 
Robinson, thus strengthening the connection. Though not blood 
relations, the Estouteviles and Gates were cousin's cousins. 

I annex a pedigree, which, if correct, shows the fact. Only 
I must point out that Foster, (under Alured), and your article, 
seem to be wrong in terming the wife of John Alured (the 
grandfather of the Regicide) Frances, daughter of Sir Francis 
Gates, of Seamer. Was it not Sir Henry Gates, as Foster has 
it, under that family ? 

Shepherd calls Mr. Allured " a most profane young gentle- 
man." I was desired to preach at their marriage, at which 
sermon the Lord first touched the heart of Mrs. Margaret with 
very great terrors for sin, and her Christless estate, whereupon 
others began to look about them, especially the gentlewoman 
lately married, Mrs. Allured ; and the Lord brake both their 
hearts very kindly, then others in the family, viz. Mr. Allured. 
He fell to fasting and prayer, and great reformation ; others 
were also reformed and their hearts changed, the whole family 
brought to eternal duties ; but I remember none in the town or 
about it brought home." 

Shepherd calls his patron a Knight, Sir Richard Darley. He 
could hardly be mistaken, though the pedigree does not so 
honor him. 





Sliepherd was married in 1632. Will your correspondent 
kindly look for the record at or near Buttercramb, probably in 
the record from which he obtained the Alured marriage ? 

Margaret Shepherd's grand-daughter married here, Daniel 
Quincy, and was the ancestress of President John Quincy 
Adams. W. H. Whitmore. 

Banks. — I am desirous of locating my emigrant ancestor, 
Richard Bankes, York, Maine, 1640, in his English home, and 
it occurs to me that a note of inquiry would provoke antiquaries 
to lend me their assistance. The Bankes family of England all 
appear to descend from the B's of Yorkshire, — Simon Banke, 
of Bank Newton in Craven, being the earliest ancestor of them 
all. I therefore think that an attack at the fountain head 
would be wise. Unfortunately, thus far 1 have not been able 
to fix his age approximately. He came to New England in 
1640, and died in 1692. From the birth of his children, I am 
of the opinion that he was born about 1610. My hopes are 
that after finding all the Richards B. who were baptized about 
then to sift him out by a process of exclusion. The only other 
way is to find him mentioned in a will, specifically as resident in 
New England — or perhaps some pedigree may do it. At any 
rate that is my task. 

Richard Bankes came to Maine, as I said, in 1640, and settled 
at a ]place called by the Indians Agaiiienticus, a name adopted 
by the English. In 1652 this was changed to York, and I have 
thought that Bankes had some influence in the change, and 
perhaps with others from the English county, who had emigrated 
with him, proposed that name in memory of the home shire 
they had left. Richard Bankes wife was Elizabeth Alcock. 

C. E. Banks, 

Chelsea, Mass. 


The Election of 1885, the first of its kind, is so important an 
event, of such universal interest, and the harbinger of such 
momentous results, that we gladly avail ourselves, by favour of 
the publishers of the Graijhic, of the opportunity of reproducing 
the portraits of Yorkshire's First Choice. 

The Hon. Bernard Coleridge is the eldest son of Lord 
Coleridge, Lord Chief Justice of England. He was born in 1851, 
educated at Eton, and Trinity College, Oxford, where he took 
his B.A. in 1875. He was called to the Bar in 1877, at the 
Middle Temple ; Junior Counsel to the Post Office on the 
Western Circuit. He married, in 1876, Mary Alethea, daughter 
of the Bishop of Oxford. 

Attercliffe Division, 


H. F. PEASE, L. 

Howd en shire. 

C. S. KENNY, L. 

Central Sheffield, 



Akthur Duncombe, Esq., is second son of Admiral the Hon. 
Arthur Duncombe, of Kilnwick Percy, Pocklington, by Delia, 
daughter of J. Field, Esq., Heaton Hall, near Bradford. He 
was born in 1840, was educated at Eton, and University College, 
Oxford; called to the Bar in 1867; J.P. for North and East 
Eidings. In 1869, he married Katharine, daughter of H. J. N. 
Milbank, Esq., of Bury St. Edmund's. 

Charles Milnes Gaskell, Esq;, of Thornes House, Wake- 
field, and Wenlock Abbey, Shropshire, was born in 1842, and 
educated at Eton, and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was 
called to the Bar in 1866. He married, in 1876, Lady Catherine 
Wallop, daughter of the Earl of Portsmouth. He is a J.P. and 
D.L. for Yorkshire. He has unsuccessfully contested Pontefract^ 
Knaresbro', and Wenlock. 

CouRTNAY Stanhope Kenny, Esq., was born in 1847, and 
educated at Heath (Halifax,) Grammar School and Downing 
College, Cambridge, of which he is now Fellow. Was President 
of the Cambridge Union Society. In 1869 he became a Solici- 
tor, but is now a Barrister, and is author of several legal works. 
He married, 1876, Emily, daughter of W. W. Wiseman, Esq., 

Henry Fell Pease, Esq., son of the late Mr. Henry Pease, 
was born in 1838. In 1862, he married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Mr. John Beaumont Pease, of Darlington ; J.P. for Durham 
and North Yorkshire. He is a member of the firm of Sir 
Joseph Whitwell Pease & Co. He was Mayor of Darlington in 

C. E. H. Vincent, Esq., is the second surviving son of the 
late Eev. Sir F. Vincent, Bart., Canon of Chichester. He was 
born in 1848 ; educated at Westminster and Sandhurst ; served 
(1868-73) in the 23rd Boyal Welsh Fusiliers. In 1876, he was 
called to the Bar, and from 1878 to 1884, was Director of 
Criminal Investigations. In 1882, he married Ethel Gwendoline, 
daughter of the late George Moffatt, Esq. 


By the Eev. E. V. Taylor, B.A., (continued). 

Note. — Under Allanson and Asquith, in the previous list, it 
might be added, that Sir W. Allenson, Knt., Draper, was twice 
Lord Mayor of York ; in 1633 and 1655 ; and that Sir K. 
Askwith, Knt., was also twice Lord Mayor of York ; in 1606 
and 1617. See also Hargrove's " History of York," 3 vols., 
1818. And for a long account of John Asgill, Esq., a very 
eccentric Irish M.P., who is said to have been born in Leeds 
about 1658, and died in 1738 ; see " Supplement to Leeds 
Worthies," pp. 577-581, with the references there given. And, 



in order to render the li^t still more complete, the four follow- 
ing names of recent M.P."s. might also be included. 

AcLAND. A. H. D., for the Eotherham Division, Yorkshire, 
West Ridinc:. Mr. Arthur Herbert Dvke Acland is the second 
son of the Eight Hon. Sir Thos. 'Dyke Acland, M.P., of 
Killerton, Exeter, by his marriage with Mary, daughter of the 
late Sir Chas. Mordaunt. He was born in 1847, and educated 
at Rugby and Christ Church, Oxford. He is Steward of Christ 
Church, and Senior Bursar of Balliol College. Mr. Acland 
married, in 18S3, Alice Sophia, daughter of the Rev. F. M. 
Cunningham. A small portrait of him was given in the Graphic, 
for Janl'9th, 1886. 

Anderson. Charles Henry, Q.C, M.P. for Elgin and Xairn 
Counties, of Montague Square, London, was born at the Vicar- 
age, Burneston, Yorkshire, in 1838, and is the youngest son of 
the Rev. Richard Anderson, of Lincoln, and late vicar of 
Burneston, near Bedale. He was educated privately, and was 
awarded two exhibitions by the Council of Legal Education. 
In 1867 he was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple, and in 
1885 was appointed a Queen's Counsel. Mr. Anderson, who 
married in 1880, Ada, eldest daughter of Mr. Edmund Pontifex, 
of Cromwell road, London, S.W., unsuccessfully contested this 
constituency at the General Election of 1885. He was elected 
in July, 1886, as a Gladstone Liberal. 

Appleyard, Sir Matthew, M.P. for Hedon, and Military 
Commander, 1660, kc. For an account of whom see Stephen's 
"Dictionary of Xationa.1 Biography," vol. 2, &c. 

Aemitstead, George, M.P., of Easingwold and Dundee, 
second son of Geo. xlrmitstead, Esq., of Easingwold, Yorkshire, 
for many years settled as a merchant at Riga, was born there 
in 1824 : married, in 1848, Jane Elizabeth, eldest dau. of Edw. 
Baxter, Esq., of Forfai'shire. He was educated at Wiesbaden 
and Heidelberg, and is a merchant and senior partner of the 
firms of Messrs. Armitstead in London, and Messrs. Geo. 
Ai'mitstead & Co., Dundee. He is a Magistrate for Perthshire 
and Forfarshire, and is a Deputy-Lieutenant for the latter. He 
is a Liberal, in favour of the pressure of business in Parliament 
being lightened by a well organized system of County Govern- 
ment, also of Shorter Parliaments, kc. He unsuccessfully 
contested Dimdee, in Ai^ril, 1859 ; sat for that town from Dec, 
1868, to April, 1878 ; and was re-elected in April, 1880, &c. 

Asquith, Herbert Henry, M.P. for East Fifeshire, of Eton 
House, Hampstead, and Paper Buildings, Temple, is the second 
son of the late Mr. J. D. Asquith, of Croft House, Morley, nr. 
Leeds, and was born there in Sept., 1852. He was educated, 
at Fulneck, Huddersfield College, the City of London School, 
and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he took a first class iu 



Classics, was Craven Scholar, and President of the Union. In 
1876 he was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn, practises at 
the Common Law Bar, and is the author of a Handbook on the 
Corrupt Practices Act. In 1877, he married Helen, daughter 
of Mr. F. Melland, of Manchester. He was elected the Liberal 
M.P. for East Fifeshire at the last election. For his portrait, 
see the Graphic for Aug. 14th, 1886 ; see also Smith's ^' Hist, 
of Morley," p. 122, &c. 

Atkinson, H. J., was M.P. for North Lincolnshire. Alderman 
Henry John Atkinson, of Gunnersby House, Acton, and Arthing- 
ton Hall, near Leeds, who succeeded to the seat held since Dec, 
1868, by Mr. Eowland Winn, now Lord St. Oswald, is the 
second son of the late Mr. Geo. Atkinson, of Hull, and was born 
in 1828. He is a Magistrate for the Co. of Middlesex and the 
borough of Hull, of which town he is an Alderman, and has 
been twice Mayor. He has been President of the Hull Chamber 
of Commerce and Shipping, was First President of the Chamber 
of Shipping of the United Kingdom ; one of the Council of the 
Associated Chamber of Commerce of the United Kingdom ; 
Chairman of the Hull Banking Company, and a Director of the 
City Bank and of the Star Life Assurance Society. He has 
been for many years Chairman of the Local Marine Board, 
Hull, and of the Shipping Committee of the Hull Chamber of 
Commerce and Shipping, member and ex-president of the 
General Shipowners' Society, London, and of Lloyd's Register 
of Shipping, London. A large portrait of him was given in the 
Graphic, about July, 1885. Mr. Atkinson was elected M.P. for 
Boston, Lincolnshire, at the last election, in July, 1886, when 
the numbers were : — 

H. J. Atkinson, (Conserv.) 1192. 

W. J. Ingram, (Lib.) ... 1144. 

Majority 48. 
And for Acastie read Acastre. 

Aldstanemore, John, a citizen and merchant of York, Sheriff 
for the city in 1422, Mayor in 1427, and M.P. in the 3rd and 
7th of Henry VL See also " Test. Ebor.," vol. ii., p. 19, &c. 

Alwarthorpe, Thos. de, held lands in the Wapentake of 
Bulmer, in the North Riding ; was elected M.P. for the city of 
York, Nov. 12th, 1311, and held the office of bailiff in 1316-17. 
See also Kirkby's "Inquest," p. 324, &c. 

Austin, John, M.P., for Osgoldcross Division, in the West 
Biding of Yorkshire, and of Bed Hill, Castleford, Normanton, 
is the eldest son of the late Mr. J. Austin, and was born at 
Kippax, near Leeds. He was educated at Kippax Grammar 
School, and is a Magistrate for the West Riding ; Chairman of 
the Visiting Committee of the County Justices for York Castle, 



and a Member of the West EidiDg Police Committee, and was 
for six years Chairman of the Castleford School Board, and 
has also been President of the Osgoldcross Liberal Association. 
He is a Gladstonian Liberal, and was elected in July, 1886, in 
place of Sir John Eamsden. 

John Austin, (Glad. Lib.) 4,008. 

Sir John Wm. Eamsden, (Union. Lib.) 3,010. 

Majority 998. 
Babthoepe, Wm., Yorkshire, 1547 and 1554. Babthorpe, near 
Selby, was the Country- Seat of the Babthorpes, a very ancient 
family, who intermarried with the best families in this county. 
Sir Wm. Babthorpe, in the reign of James I., sold this estate 
to Mr. Eichard Bowes. A father and son, both called Ealph, 
of this family, were slain in the battle of St. Albans, fighting 
for Henry VI., and lie buried there, with a Latin Epitaph, 
which may be translated as follows : — 

" The two Ealph Babthorpes, father and son. 
Together lie interr'd beneath this stone ; 
One Squire, one Server, to our Sixth Henry was ; 
Both died i' th' field, both in their master's cause." 
There was a Eobert Babthorpe, Eector of Kirk-Deighton, 
near Wetherby, from 1537 to 1570, and Prebendary of York ; 
a Eichard, Proctor at Oxford, and a Thomas, Prebendary of 
Y^ork. For Sir Eobert Babthorpe and Sir John Babthorpe, see 
Banks's "Walks about Wakefield," pp. 187, 190, &c. For an 
account of Eobert Babthorpe, D.D., see Wood's "Atheu-Oxon.," 
vol. ii., p. 45, Appendix; and for their pedigree, see Foster's 
"Visitations of Yorkshire," pp. 102, 598; Burton's " Mon. 
Ebor.," p. 435; and Camden Society, iv. 101. 

Backhouse, Edmund, Darlington, 1868. Mr. Edmund Back- 
house, of Middleton Lodge, near Eichmond, Yorks., and the 
Bank, Darlington, is the eldest son of the late J. Backhouse, 
Esq., by Hannah, daughter of J. Gurney, Esq.; was born in 
1824 ; and married in 1848, Juliet Mary, daughter of Charles 
Fox, Esq. He is a J. P. for Co. Durham, and for the North 
Eiding of Yorkshire. See also Burke's "Landed Gentry," &c. 

Bacon, Nic, Beverley, 1563. 

Bagnall, Charles, Whitby, 1865. Mr. Charles Bagnall, of 
Sneaton Castle, Whitby, was born in 1827 ; educated at King's 
College, London, and died at Brighton, where he had gone for 
the benefit of his health, in Feb., 1884, aged 57. About 20 
years ago he came to Whitby, and in conjunction with his 
brother, Mr. T. Bagnall, built the Grosmont L'onworks. He 
was Chairman of the Whitby bench of Magistrates, and was 
well known as a Cleveland ironmaster. He was married to 
Miss Chapman, of Whitby, many years ago, and left a family. 



He was an eloquent and i^ungent speaker, and an exceedingly 
accomi3lished, scholarly, and well-informed man, as his lectures 
and orations on various historical, literary, and social topics 
fully demonstrated. He was a zealous friend of popular educa- 
tion, and some years since he honourably distinguished himself 
by his public advocacy of the adoption of the Free Libraries 
Act in Whitby, but was defeated. At Grosmont, where his 
works are located, he was prominently identified with religious, 
educational, industrial, and co-operative advancement. His 
urbanity as a gentleman, and his charming manners in private 
life, joined to his brilliant wit and fine conversational powers, 
made him a general favourite in all circles of society. Doubtless 
a portrait of him would be given in 1865. 

Baillie, Col. John, Beverley, 1820 and 1826 ; died April 
20th, 1833. 

Baines, Edwakd, Sen., Leeds, 1834, 35, and 37; senior 
proprietor of the Leeds Mermry, died Aug. 3rd, 1848, aged 74. 
See his "Life," by his Son, and the "Worthies of Leeds, &c.," 
pp. 435-44, with references. There are several portraits of 
him ; with an original one, by Waller, at the Leeds Mechanics' 
Listitute ; and a fine Statue of him m the Leeds Town Hall. 
See Ward's " Men of this Eeign," 1885 ; and Stephen's 
"Dictionary of National Biography," &c. 

Baines, Edward, Jun., Leeds, 1859-'65-'68; now Sir Edward, 
Knight, is the second son of the late Edw. Baines, Esq., (who 
was M.P. for Leeds 1834-41), by Charlotte, daughter of Mr. 
Matthew Talbot, of Leeds ; was born in 1800, and married in 
1829, Martha, daughter of Thos. Blackburn, Esq., of Liverpool; 
was educated at Manchester, is a J. P. and Dep. Lieut, for the 
West Riding of Yorkshire ; Proprietor and late Editor of the 
Leeds Mercury; is the Author of the "History of the Cotton 
Manufacture," &c.; President of the Yorkshire Union of Me- 
chanics' Institutions, and Chairman of the Yorkshire College, 
Leeds. For a long sketch of him, see the Biograph. There 
are several portraits of him, as the one in " Old Yorkshire," 
vol. I., &c. See "Notable Living Yorkshiremen," in the 
YorksJdreinan for 1877, No. 1. ; and Steiohen's "Dictionary of 
National Biography " ; &c. 

Baines, Math. Talbot, Hull, 1847, and 1852. See next; and 
Gunnell's "Hull Celebrities," p. 478. 

Baines, Et. Hon. M. T., Leeds, 1852, and '57. He was the 
eldest son of the late Edward Baines, Esq., by Charlotte, dau. 
of Matthew Talbot, Esq., of Leeds. He was educated at the 
Eichmond Grammar School, under the Eev. James Tate, and 
at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was called to the Bar, and 
became a Q.C. in 1841. He became President of the Poor Law 
Board, and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. He died 
Jan. 23rd, 1860, aged 61. See "Leeds Worthies," pp. 482-6, 



with references. There are several portraits of him. See 
Ward's Men of this Eeigu," 1885 ; and Stephen's "Dictionary 
of National Biography," &c. 

Baker, ^yILLIAM, Aldhorongh, 1777 and 1778. 

Baldwin, Wm., Malton, 1795. 

Balfour, G. W., Leeds Central, 1885-'6. Mr. Gerald Wm. 
Balfour, sou of Mr. James Maitland Balfour, of Whittinghame, 
Haddingtonshire, by Lady Blanche Cecil, daughter of the 
second Marquess of Salisbury, was born in 1853, and educated 
at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took a first- 
class in the Classical Tripos of 187-4, and was subsequently 
elected Fellow. Since that period he was occupied for some 
Tears as Lecturer of his college. On the accession of the 
Conservative Government, he was appointed private Secretary 
to his brother, the President of the Local Government Board. 
A portrait of him was recently given in the YoKkshire Post, &c. 

Banks, Eichard, Knaresboro', 1572. 

Baronl\, Wm. de, York, 1328. 

B-AJRRAN, John, Leeds, lS76-'80. Mr. Barran is the son of 
J. Barran, Esq., of New Wandsworth, Surrejs by Elizabeth, 
daughter of T. Fletcher, Esq., was born in 1821 ; married in 
1812, Ann, daughter of Major Hirst, of Leeds ; is a Magistrate, 
and ex-Alderman of Leeds. He was Mayor of Leeds in 1870, 
and 1872. He married, secondly, in 1878, Eliza, widow of 
John Bilton, Esq., of Park Lea, Scarborough. He has been 
President of the Leeds Chamber of Commerce, and also of the 
Leeds Liberal Association. On Mr. E. M. Carter accepting the 
Chiltern Hundreds, a new writ was issued for Leeds, in x\ug., 
1876, when Mr. J. Barran, Lib., received 16,672 votes, and 
Mr. W. L. Jackson, Cons., 18,774. For a good portrait of him 
see " Old Yorkshire," vol. 2, p. 187, by Waterlow & Sons, 
London, with facsimile of Autograph. Mr. Barran was elected 
M.P. for the Otley Division, at the last election, in June, 1886, 
when the numbers were : — 

John Barran, (Glad. Lib.) ... -4,215. 
Sir A. Fairbairn, (Union. Lib.) 3,361. 

Majority 884. 

Barrett, S. B. M., Eichmond, 1820 and 1826. 

Bartlett, Ashmead, Sheffield, Ecclesall, 1885-"6. Mr. E. 
Ashmead Bartlett is the eldest son of the late Ellis Bartlett, of 
Plymouth, by Sophia Ashmead, daughter of the late John King 
Ashmead. He was born in 1848; and was educated at Christ 
Church, Oxford, where he graduated B.A., 1869. He was 
President of the Oxford University Debating Society, and was 
called to the Bar at the Inner Temple, in June, 1877. He has 
held the office of an Examiner in the Education Department, 
which he resigned in 1880. He is brother to Mr. Ashmead 



Bartlett, who married Lady Burdett-Coutts, and has since taken 
her name. There was a portrait of the above M.P. recently 
given in the YorksJdre Post. 
Bakton, Thomas, York, 1449. 

Basy, Roger, M.P., York, 1294. Roger, son of Walter Basy, 
was bailiff of York in 1272-3 and 1282-3, mayor in 1290 and 
1292, and M.P. in 1294-5. On March 10, 1301, Sir Philip 
Chauncy confirmed to Roger Basy, senior, citizen of York, one 
moiety of the manor of Bilburgh, which the said Roger had of 
the gift of Sir Simon de Chauncy (see " York Corporation 
Papers," ii. 918). In the 32nd Edw. I. he had a charter of 
free warren in Bilburgh and Sandwath (see " Col. Rot. Chart," 
135), and in 1310 founded a Chantry in his parish church of 
St. Mary Bishophill Senior, York. By Alice, his wife, Roger 
Basy left issue two sons, Roger, lord of Bilbrough in 1316, and 
Richard. See also Kirkby's "Inquest," p. 219, &c. 

Bates, Sir Edmund, Plymouth, 1871. He is a son of the 
late Mr. Joseph Bates, of Spring Hall, near Halifax, Yorkshire, 
by his marriage with Rebecca, daughter of the late Mr. Joseph 
Walker, and was born in the year 1816. He is an extensive 
Shipowner and East India Merchant at Liverpool, and a 
Magistrate and Deputy-Lieutenant for Lancashire. He has 
sat as M.P. for Plymouth from 1871 down to the present time. 
Sir Edmund Bates has been twice married, firstly, in 1837, to 
Charlotte, daughter of Mr. C. Smith ; and secondly, in 1844, to 
Ellen, daughter of the late Mr. Thos. Thompson, of Hessle, 
Yorkshire. His eldest son, Mr. Edw. Percy Bates, who was 
born in the year 1845, is married to Miss Constance Elizabeth 
Graves, second daughter of the late Mr. Samuel R. Graves, 
sometime M.P. for Liverpool. 

Bathurst, John, M.D., Richmond, 1656-'58. John Bathurst, 
M.A. of Cambridge, and M.D. of Oxford, Feb. 1st, 1642, was a 
practitioner in- London, and a burgess in Richmond, Yorks., 
to serve in that Parliament called by Oliver in 1656, and for 
that called by Richard Cromwell in 1658. He is said to have 
kept his Lord's days' fees as a bank for the poor, which was so 
far from lessening his income, that by the blessing of God upon 
his practice, it was in a few years greatly augmented by it ; for 
though, at his first coming to London, he brought little property 
with him, and there had small acquaintance, Yorkshire being 
his native county, where he had spent his former days, yet the 
Lord was pleased so to prosper him in his calling that in twenty 
years' time he purchased lands of inheritance to the value of 
£1,000 per annum, to speak what we know to be certain, for 
in the repute of some his estate at his death was no less than 
£2,000 of yearly value. He died April 19th, 1658, having 
married at Marske, in Swaledale, Jan. 27th, 1635-6, Elizabeth, 
daughter and co-heir of Brian Willance, of Clints ; and left 



issue — Christopher, M.D., Theodore, of Leeds ; and Charles, a 
twin with Constance, buried in great state at St. John's Church, 
Leeds, March 28th, 1681. See also Thoresby's ''Diary," voL 
i., p. 81 ; Turner's " Hist, of Providences," chap. 76, p. 96 ; 
Wood's " Athen. Oxon.," vol. iv.. Appendix, p. 11; and Munk's 
"Eollof the Royal College of Physicians," ed. 1878, vol. i., 
p. 222, &c. Stephen's "Dictionary of National Biography," 
vol. 3, &c. 

Bathurst, Theodore, Richmond, 1690. Theodore Bathurst, 
M.A., a learned and ingenious gentleman, then living in Leeds, 
though a member of the Bathurst family of Northamptonshire, 
was the son of the above John Bathurst, M.D., of Richmond, 
Yorks., who died in 1659. He became a student at Pembroke 
College, Cambridge, which was his father's college, and that to 
which Spenser, the poet, had belonged, and while there he 
translated into Latin verse Spenser's " Shepherd's Calendar," 
which work of his was published in 1653, by Dr. Wm. Dilling- 
ham, of Emmanuel College. In the dedication to Francis Lane, 
Esq., the author is said to have been "Poeta non minus elegans, 
quam gravis, idem postea theologus ;" and in a letter of Sir 
Richard Fanshawe, addressed to Evelyn, on his translation of 
the first book of "Lucretius," dated at Tankersley, in South 
Yorkshire, Dec. 27, 1653, it is spoken of as an admirable work. 
This Theodore is the "Lawyer Bathurst," who resided in John 
Harrison's house, in Briggate, opposite Boar Lane, and whom 
Thoresby speaks of with respect more than once; and when the 
father of the pious antiquary died in 1679, Mr. Bathurst wrote 
a long Elegy, which is printed in the " Ducatus." He married 
Lettice, only daughter of Sir John Repington, of Leamington ; 
and left issue — Charles, whose son Charles, was afterwards M.P. 
for Richmond, &c. For a pedigree of the Bathurst family, see 
Thoresby's "Due. Leod.," p. 13 or 16 ; Canon Raine's account 
of Marske, in Swaledale ; Hasted's "Hist, of Kent," General 
Harrison's " Hist, of North Yorkshire," i. 207 ; the " Genealo- 
gist ; " and the "Yorkshire Archaeological Journal," vi. 267, &c. 
Stephen's "Dictionary of National Biography," vol. 3, &c. 

Bathurst, Charles, Richmond, 1727. He was also High 
Sheriff of Yorkshire, in the above year, and was the son of 
Chas. Bathurst, Esq., of Clints and Skutter-Skelf, Yorks., who 
was the son of the above Theodore Bathurst, M.A., of Leeds, 
whose son Charles was born in 1673, and was buried at Rudby- 
in-Cleveland, July 3rd, 1724; having married in 1700, Frances, 
daughter and heiress of Thos. Potter, of Leeds, merchant, by 
"Mary, daughter and heiress of Edw. Langsdale, of Leeds, M.D. 
She was buried at St. Martin's, in Micklegate, York, Jan. 28th, 
1723-4. Their son, Charles, the above M.P., was buried at 
Rudby, Sept. 24th, 1743 ; and tradition tells us that he had 
become insane. He is said on one occasion to have thrown a 



waiter down the stairs of his own house, the King's Head Inn, 
at Kichmond. The poor fellow had his leg broken ; and when 
the landlord ventured to remonstrate with Mr. Bathurst, he 
calmly told him " to put it in the bill." See Canon Raine's 
account of Marske, Swaledale, in the "Yorkshire Archaeological 
Journal," part 22, pp. 267-71, &c. 

Batley, Chas. H., Beverley, 1826. 

Baumbergh, Robert, Scarboro,' 1415 and 1425. 

Baynes, Adam, Leeds, 1654-'58. He was the son of Robert 
Baynes, Esq., of Knowsthorpe, nr. Leeds, was born Dec. 22nd, 
1620-1, and became the first Parliament man for Leeds," 
during the Commonwealth. He had been an of&cer in the 
Parliamentary army, under General Lambert, and was returned 
as Member for Leeds in 1654 and 1658 ; there was then an 
Adam Baines, M.P. for Appleby. (Query : was he this Adam, 
or another ?) Captain Baynes was the only representative the 
borough had till the passing of the Reform Bill in 1832 ; though 
Francis Alan son, the elder, gent., is also stated to have been 
member for Leeds in 1656, together with Captain Baynes, in 
the "Parliaments of England," &c. He married Martha, dau. 
of Richard Dawson, Esq., who, after having had 16 children, 
died in July, 1713, aged 88 years. The eldest son, Robert 
Baynes, who died in 1697, married Dorothy, daughter of Sir 
Wm. Lowther. The estate at Knostrop continued till very 
recently with his descendants. The late Rev. Adam Baynes, of 
Adstock Rectory, Bucks., had a fine, full-length portrait of 
Capt. Adam Baynes, by Sir Peter Lely ; and also one of his 
wife, Martha Dawson, by Vandyke, full-length, which are now 
in possession of his son, Edw. Robert Baynes, Esq., of Church 
Street, Aylesbury. For his pedigree and coat-of-arms, &c., see 
Thoresby's "Due. Leod.," p. 101; and for two or three of 
Baynes's letters, see Whitaker's "Loidis," p. 91; Parson's 
"Hist, of Leeds," vol. i., p. 103; and Hailstone's "Portraits of 
Yorkshire Worthies," No. 94, &c. See also " Letters of Round- 
head officers, addressed to Capt. Adam Baynes," published by 
the Bannatyne Club, 1856. Stephen's " Dictionary of National 
Biography," vol. 3, &c. 

Bayntun, Samuel A., York, 1830-'33; died Sept. 28th, 1833; 
see Hoare's "Wiltshire," and Burke's "Extinct Baronetcies." 

Beauclerk, Hon. Am., Aldboro', 1768 ; most probably of the 
Duke of St. Alban's family. 

Beauclerk, Chris. Geo., Aldboro', 1796. For their pedigree, 
see Berry's " Sussex Genealogies," Burke's "Landed Gentry," 
Ormerod's "Cheshire," Edmondson's "Baron. Geneal.," and 
Brydges's "Collins Peerage," &c. 

Beaucoles, John, Scarboro', 1351. 

( To he continued. ) 

Brief Biographical particulars would be gladly received for 
those not given. R.V.T. 



JFamilu of ^arto. 

All the existing members of this name, beyond doubt, derive 
from Leybiirn, in the parish of Wensley, N. R. co. York, where 
a branch of the family have occupied Leyburn Hall for many 

The earlier generations of the family are not clearly defined, 
and probabh^ the only source of this information is the Baronial 
Court Rolls of the Scropes, but unfortunately they are not 
accessible to the genealogist. 

There is an old tradition in the family, probably founded on 
some lost record, that the original name was Leyburn, and 
that Yarker had been adopted as a personal characteristic, the 
word Yarker implying any large sized object. It is certain that 
a family of the name of Leyburn held the same lands, under 
like secondary tenure, for about three centuries, and that Mem- 
hers of this Leyburn family spread thence over the three 
Ridings of Y^orkshire. 

So far the earliest mention of the name is a deed whereby 
Henry IV. leases 60 acres of land at Gamlingay, to William 
Y^arker, Armiger. There is every likelihood that he was a Ley- 
hurn man. The Nevilles were at that date (1399) Lords of 
Wensley, and were the first to welcome Henry IV. on his 
landing in Yorkshire, and the use of the term Armigero, implies 
that William Yarker was a soldier.* 

This deed is thus translated from the abbreviated Latin by 
Marmaduke Dolman, Esq., Barrister at Law. (Fine Rolls, 1 
Henrici IV., vol. 7, page 183). " About the giving in Custody. 
The King, to all whom these presents shall come, health &c. 
Know ye that under the security of Johis Spencer Armigri, of 
the County of Cantabr., and Stephi Grymeston, citizen and 
tanner, of London, We have committed to Willo. Yarker, 
Armigro, the custody of one messuage, sixty acres of land, and 
two and a half acres of wood, with the appurtenances situated 
at Gamlyngye, in the county aforesaid, which were formerly 
Edmund Avenels, and which Robtus Bealknap, who forfeited 
the same to Lord Richard, late King of England, the second 
after the conquest, held under a grant from J. late Bishop of 
Lincoln, and by virtue of a Judgment given against him, the 
said Robm. in a recent parliament, came into our hands and 

* Since writing tins have discovered the name Johannes Yarkr/r in the W. 
R. Subsidy Roll of li^79, twice under Otley and Binglcy. Would the same 
name be taxed twice for holdings in each place, or as the Roll includes 16 
years of age, will they be father and son ? The Otley name is preceded by that 
of Johannes Neuill. It will be necessary to consult the Roll of the N. and 
E. Ridings. No doubt the Tbomas Yarker arrested at Wakefield, 1458, 
would belong this branch. Adjoining Otley, in the parish of Adlo, M-as a 
place called Yuerker, belonging to Kirkstall Abbey, and Dugdale's Monasticou 
has several deed references thereto. 



remains at the present time in our hands, and to have and to 
hold the said messuage, land and wood, so long as the same 
shall happen to remain in our hands, paying rent thereout to 
Us, the sum of twenty-eight shilliDgs yearly, at the Feast of 
Easter and the Feast of St. Michael, in equal payments, also 
keeping up the houses and edifices to the said messuage and 
land belonging or appertaining, so long as he shall have the 
custody aforesaid, la witne^ whereof ^c. Witness the King at 
Westminster, the 21st day of November. By Treasury Bill &c." 

Here it may be mentioned that according to a volume of the 
published government Becords, a John Spencer was resident at 
Wensley in 1350, and the name of Grymestone is that of an old 
Yorkshire family, one of whom gave evidence in the armorial 
controversy between Scrope and Grosvenor in 1B85. 

Burke in his pedigree of the family alludes to a Eeinhold 
Tarker who was living about 1461, tem. of the Wars of the 
Boses, and it is said in some old tract that one of the name 
was burnt for Heresy, at Durham, about the year 1440, but we 
have been unable to venfy it. But General Plantagenet Harri- 
son has discovered (in Qu<> Warranto Boll. X. 1 35. Xo. 191,) 
iliat Thomas Tarker, alias Yerkcart, was taken prisoner at 
Wakefield. 31 Hen. TI. (1153), as per Gaol deHvery at York, 
-.-ir _ : er of the document is torn off. 

" ez-^es of the name in the parish Begister of 
WeL\ T ::ed by the Honorable and Beverend Thomas 

^'1 : r 2 - 1: Tl it of Thomas Yarker de Leybourne, buried 
1- - : 1 : ^ : _ :i Anna Yarker, buried Apiil lltii, 1.511. 

r : : V.- i JtI _ : : at Wensley, Sept. 22. 1.519, Margaretta 
7: jzL.. H: gives a pedigree of this family.) and 

^_ > II; ^^ iir Yarker, Nov. 6, 1551, he seems to have 
1^ . : :_er marriage, and perhaps resided about 

? - V_ T _ : : : t n another branch of the family, a 

" L-i ? ;r ':- It :n in 1601, went to reside there. 

Z^,-. _ : li . : \z : : 1551, would necessarily carry the 

I_ -i:::: ^ : : less the parents of the following — 

V. il. 1; I r- 1: : 1-jom before 1510, and buried 

at 'V^^_\_ r It. ' I ''". I ^^Tial Harrison finds that he was 
horsed & I \tI ; i I .-/:nan fit for the wars, at the 

Muster ■:: II:i.i.-„;.L-; ^ I Si.-. &.i.d that in 1.513 and 4, he paid 

subsidy on goods. He had a sister Alicia buried at Wensley, 
Jany. 26, 1577, and probably Katherine who married Bobert 
Yarker in 1554, her cousin. He left the following family on 
his death, of whom four were bom before the commencement of 
parish B^^isters in 1538. 

Henry Yarker de Layboume, bom before 1538, d. s. p. 1596. 
He married at Wemdey, May 12, 1560, Ahzon, sister of 



Christopher and Thomas Hodgeson, who was buried there 
July 21, 1601. 

(2) Jeauetta, md. at Wensley to Thomas Hodgeson, May 
12, 1566, and had 6 children in 1596. 

(3) Elizabeth, md. at Wensley to John Atkinson, May 15, 
1569, and had 3 children in 1596. 

(4) Anna, md. at Wensley to Wm. Hodgeson, Aug. 20, 1571. 

(5) John Yarker, baptized at Wensley, May 16, 1541. His 
children settled about Eaby, and John Yarker was a Eaby 
tenant at Egglesfield in 1614. 

(6) Thomas Y'arker, baptized at Wensley, March 25, 1546. 

(7) Rejaiold Yarker, de Laybourne, baptized at Wensley, 
Dec. 1, 1549. During the lifetime of the eldest brother Henry, 
he held a portion of his lands, and when Henry died, in 1596, 
he left the whole to him by will " under leave of the very good 
Lord, Lord Thomas Scrope." In 1605, according to General 
Harrison, he purchased from Sir Wm. Gascoigne, Knt., and 
Barbara his wife, one messuage, one garden, ten acres of wood- 
land, fifteen acres of meadow, fifteen acres of pasture, and 
common of pasture for all cattle in Leyburn, in the 3 James 1. 
He married and left a family of four children, and was buried 
at Wensley, July 18, 1623. 

As a detailed pedigree of all branches of the family has been 
printed for private circulation, by Mr. John Yarker, of With- 
ington, nr. Manchester, we will here only indicate the succession 
from this point, and the derivation of the various branches of 
the name. 

John Y^arker, (the eldest male heir of William Yarker, who 
was born before 1510), removed from Leyburn, and when Henry 
Yarker, of Leyburn, died in 1596, he left £5 "to my brother 
John Yarker, his son Michael," and to . . Yarker, his 
daughter, a browne whye. This Michael Yarker married twice, 
and settled in 1635, uj)on the Bowes estate at Streatlam, 
Durham, with several sons. He was buried at Barnard Castle, 
May 14, 1654, his wife Jane (probably Gregory) Jany. 28, 1680. 
His son John resided at Keverstone Low House, Langley Dale, 
1657. Thomas, md. in 1643, and settled at Cleatham, in the 
parish of Stain drop, but moved about and married a second 
time. Gregory held his father's house at Streatlam, and though 
he married and had two children both must have died young. 
Henry had part of Streatlam and married three wives. William 
married twice and resided at Stainton. All these branches 
seem to have died out with the exception of that of Matthew, 
son of Michael Yarker, baptized at Barnard Castle, June, 1640, 
he married at Staindrop, Elizabeth Coates, Sept. 7, 1669, and 
had a son Michael Yarker, born Dec. 27, 1670, who removed 
to Thorniscales, co. Westmoreland, and md. Janet, dau. of 
John Wharton, (Bapt. Oct. 19, 1673, md. Jany. 24, 1696, 



buried at Brougli, Dec. 27, 1727). Their eldest son, John 
Yarker, of Hartley Castle, had three sons; Eobert the ancestor 
of Yarkers of Ulverston, now represented by the Rev. John 
Yarker, S.C.L., Vicar of St. John the Baptist, Isleworth, Mid- 
dlesex. (2) J ohn the ancestor of Wm. late Vicar of Ravenstondale, 
and John Yarker of Withington, Manchester, Hon. F.T.S., 
E.S.Sc, (Gold Medallist), Chevalier of the Constantinian Order 
of St. George, and of the Star of Merit of H. H. the Rajah S. 
M. Tajore. (3) Thomas, whence are derived the Yarkers of 
"Westmoreland and Canada. 

Thomas Yarker, (the third son of Wm., born before 
1510), is believed to be the ancestor of the Yarkers of Barton, 
(Lanslot, born about 1614, baptized a daughter there in 1653.) 
and of Whorlton. These latter were resident at Whorlton 
before 1675, and were Roman Catholics, and John Yarker (born 
1680) md. about 1700, Pennington, the daughter of Ambrose 
Johnson, of Whorlton, at a small Roman Catholic Chapel on 
Thorp Green, or Spreswell, in the parish of Wycliffe. (Elizth. 
Johnson md. John Chapman, of Barnard Castle, and Fortune 
Johnson md. Francis Wycliffe.) The Johnsons seem to have 
had an estate of £600 a year at Whorlton, and Francis W^ycliffe 
xeceived from one of his brothers-in-law an estate of £300 a 
year, yet the representative of the family died a penniless day 
labourer, working for the Vicar of Staindrop. John and Penn- 
ington Yarker, of Highley Hall, (an old seat of the Scropes) 
had a family of 8 children, and they too were reduced to poverty, 
Pennington who lived to be near 100 years of age, depending 
upon a small annuity paid her by Miss Maire, of Lartington, of 
which family Wm. was a R. C. bishop at Elvet, Durham, and 
another (Marmaduke) died at Douay. The descendants of the 
Barton branch, and of John and Pennington Yarker are found 
:at Manchester and scattered over Yorkshire. 

Reynold Yarker, (the youngest son of Wm., born before 1510) 
inherited the estate at Leyburn, and his descendants have held 
a distinguished position at Leyburn Hall, down to the present 
time. But in all these 300 years they have never produced a 
second enduring branch. Wm. Yarker, born at Leyburn in 
1601, held lands at Redmire, and East Bolton, subject to the 
heirs of the late Emanuel, Lord Scrope, it died out in three 
generations ; another branch was seated at Middleham, John 
Yarker built Grove House, and had a son, Wm. Luke Yarker, 
Registrar of Middleham, born 1747, buried at Fairfield, Buxton, 
Derbyshire, June 27, 1802, aged 55 years. 

Mr. John Yarker, of Withington, nr. Manchester, would be 
much obliged to any one who will furnish him with any early 
reference to the name, and especially any parish register ex- 
tracts between 1570 and 1640. 


EUpE OF beLtoH &c CO. LifJcoLH. 



^3r5igm of (Bnxt of IBdton, v^r. — Continued. 

Sir Robert de Eure (3rd son of John Fitz Robert, Baron of 
Warkwortli), added three fleur de lis on the sable bend in his 
paternal shield to difference his arms from those of his elder 
brothers, John, styled de Clavering, who as eldest used the plain 
bend of his father, and Hugh de Eure, knight, who charged the 
bend with three escallops. He had Belton in the Isle of Ax- 
holme, and other lands in Lincolnshire. By his wife Isabella, 
dau. and coh. of Roger de Meriey, Baron of Morpeth, co. 
Northumberland, he had a son and heir. (Arms Quarterhj or, 
and gu. on a bend sa. three ji en r de lis ar<j., Eure of Belton, imp. 
Barry of eight arg. and gu., a hord. az. charged ivith as many 
martlets or. Meriey.) These arms and the others given below 
are from an ancient roll of arms of the matches of Eure of 

Sir Robert de Eure who probably died v.p. (arms 1 and 4, 
Eure, 2 and 3, Meriey), having left a son 

Stephen de Eure, who died 41 Edw. III. (1867), Inq. P. M., 
who by his wife Margaret, dau. and coh. of Sir Peter Lound, 
Knt., had a son and heir, (arms, 1 and 4, Eure, 2 and 3, Meriey, 
imp. ar(i. fretty az., Lound). 

Sir John de Eure, ob. 20 Feb., 11 Ric. 11. (1388), Inq. P. M., 
Robert, his son and heir, being then aged 41 years and more. 
It would appear to have been this John who erected a parting 
cross at the place where Mowbray parted from his duchess. 
His wife was a dau. and h. of . . Lincoln of . . (arms, 
1 and 4, Eure, 2, Meriey, 3, Lound; imp. arg. on a cro.^s az. five 
estoils or. Lincoln.), by her he had a son and heir, 

Robert de Eure, who married Catherine, dau. of ... 
Chauncye, Baron of Skirpenbec, (arms, 1, Eure, 2, Meriey, 3,. 
Lound, 4, Lincoln; imp. Ctu. a cross patoncee arg., on a chief or,, 
a lion i)ass. gard: az. Chauncye.) His son, 

John de Eure, married Margaret, dau. of Sir Richard Tem- 
pest, Knt., (arms, 1, Eure, 2, Meriey, 3, Lound, 4, Lincoln ; 
imp. Arg. a bend betic. si.v martlets sa.; Tempest.), and was 
succeeded by his son. 

Sir Hugh de Eure, whose wife was . . dau. of . . . 
Gascoigne, of . . (arms, Eure, quarterly as the last, imp. 
arg. on a jialesa., the head of a conger eel couped erect or. Gascoigne.) 
He was father of 

John Eure, of Belton ; it was this John Eure who built the 
large Hall at Westgate, between Sandtoft and Belton, which 
afterward became the property of the Rythers, part of it was 
standing in 1830, and on a string course could be traced "J. 
EWR. A.D. 1519 E.I.O.P." (Vide Stoneliouse, History of the 
Isle of Axholme.) He married . . dau. and h. of . . . 
Gardener, of . . (arms, 1, Eure, 2, Meriey, 8, Lound, 4,. 



Lincoln, imp. Barry of eight ar(j. and <ju., a horse'' s head couped or. 
Gardener.) His son and heir, 

John Eure, ob. v. p. 26 Oct., 1512, Inq. P. M., 3 Hen. VIIL, 
seized of Bottesworth, &c., his son and h. Eobert, being then 
aged 20 years and more. He married Eleanor, dau. and h. of 
. . . Cudworth, (arms, 1 and 6, Eure, 2, Merley, 3, Lound, 
4, Lincoln, 5, Gardener ; imp. or, three piles sa. on a canton arg. 
afleur de lis of the second. Cudworth.), and had issue — 

I. Eobert Eure, s. and h., below. 

II. William, witness to the will of his brother Eobert. 

III. John, who had a son, 

(I.) Thomas Eure, (Urie) of Bottesworth, ob. 12 Sept., 1615, 

Inq. P. M., marrried Mary . . (? Thornton) and had 
(1) Thornton Eure, who mar. Mary . . and had a 

son, Thomas Eure (Urie). (2) William. (3) Nicholas. 

(4) Thomas. These are all named in the Inq. 1615, of 

Thomas Eure, of Bottesworth. 
Eobert Eure, (s. and h. of John) ob. 1528, Inq. P. M. 19 
Hen. VIIL His will dated 15 Feb., 1526, mentions his lands 
at Belton, &c., co. Lincoln, and in Yorkshire, his wife's father, 
Ealph Eeresby, and his own s. and h. then under age. He 
married Isabella, dau. of Ealph Eeresby, Esq., of Thryburgh, 
(who d. 1530) CO. Lincoln, (arms, 1, Eure, 2, Merley, 3, Lound, 
4, Lincoln, 5, Gardener, 6, Cudworth ; imp. Gic. on a bend arg., 
three crosses patoncee sa.; Eeresby.) — by his wife Margaret, dau. 
of Sir Eichard Fitz William, of Aldwarke, and had issue, 
three sons and four daughters, the former were 

I. Eobert Eure, s. and h., below. 

II. William, probabl}^ the person recorded by an old floor 
slab in the north aisle of Belton Church, on which were the 
arms of Eure, and a partly obliterated inscription, viz. Hie 
Jacet Willius Evers, armiger, et Agnes uxoris filia et hoeres 
Willi Caisu," vide Stonehouse, History of the Isle of Axholme. 

III. Thomas Eure, of Ormsley. 

Eobert Eure, (s. and h. of Eobert) ob. 20 Dec, 1558. His 
will dated the 12 Dec, 1558, names his wife, children, brother 
John Vavasour, and his lands in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, 
and Yorkshire. In it he desires to be buried in the chauntry 
choir at Belton. By Inq. P. M. we learn that he held Belton 
Hall, Lucas Croft, 10 acres ; Blein Croft, 8 acres ; and Eose 
Croft in Belton, Isle of Axholme, and other lands in Lincoln- 
shire, Nottinghamshire, and Yorkshire. He married Mary, 
dau. of Sir Peter Vavasour, Knt., by his wdfe Elizabeth, dau. of 
Lord Windsor; (arms, 1, Eure, quarterly of six as the last; 
imp. or, a fesse dancette sa., a crescent arg., on the fesse, for diff : 
Vavasour.) He had issue, four sons and six daughters, viz. 
Bridget, Eleanor, Margaret, Ann, Dorothy, Mary ; the arms of 
matches of five of these daughters are given at the end of the 



roll of arms alread}' referred to as the authority for the various 
coats given above, the}' are, 1st rnv/. a Jesse embattled counter 
embattled betiv. three escallop shells sa. Beckingham ; imp. Eure of 
Belton. 2nd Arg. seven lozemjes conjoined, three three and one, gu., 
Poegis. imp. Eure of Belton. 3rd Az, a /esse dancettee or, betw, 
tight garbs of the second, banded gu., in chief a crescent arg., for 
diff.; Dolman, imp. Eure of Belton. 4th Sa, three buglehorns 
arg. stringed or. Bellingham, imp. Eure of Belton. 5th Arg. 
vn a chief sa. three grijfin's heads erased or; Lindley, imp. Eure of 
Belton. The sons were 

I. Sir Peter Eure, s. and h., below. 

II. Ralph. 

III. WiUiam. 
lY. Bobert. 

Sir Peter de Eure, (s. and h. of Robert) ob. 1612, Inq. P. M. 
10 James I. He was aged 20 years at his father's death. In 
June, 1574, he was charged with having been incited to counter- 
feit foreign coin, but on voluntarily acknowledging it was 
discharged by the Privy Council. His will mentions his four 
sons and two daughters, his manor house in Washingborough, 
capital messuage in Belton, Cannonhurst, Hurst close, &c. He 
married . . dau. of (? John) Meres, of . . (arms, Eure 
quarterly of six as above, imp. Gu. a Jesse betw. three icater 
bougets Erm.; Meres, with this shield ends the roll of arms of 
matches from which the arms have been given. Sir Peter was 
knighted at the Charterhouse, 11 May, 1603. His sons were 

I. Ralph Eure, s. and h., below. 

II. Edward Eure, who it was, probably, who purchased the 
manor of Bucknall, co, Oxford, about 1630, in which year 
Edward Eure, of Bucknall, was one of the Oxfordshire gentry 
having estates of £40 and upwards, summoned to compound for 
not being knighted ; he paid s. 50, d. 4. He also possessed the 
manor of Misterton and other lands in Oxfordshire. By his 
will dated 8 Dec, 13 Ch. I., 1636, he gives to his daughter 
Prudence Forener £1500, to daughter Ellen £200, and to live 
with her mother, daughter Jane to have £35 per ann. out of 
the manor of Odington (or Ordington). His eldest son to have 
aU his household stuff at Bucknell, except the bed he lies on, 
being in the kitchen at Bucknell, and the bed his sister Poure 
did lie on, " being as they say of Irish wood, and was the Lady 
Gifford's, my wife's grandmother." All his household stuff, 
brass and pewter, at Minster Lovell, to his wife for life, remain- 
der to his daughter Prudence Forener. His eldest son to have 
the great brass pot that was his brother Poures, and the iron 
chest, now both at Bucknell, and also the leases of Minster 
Lovell and the manor of Ordington. Refers to an indenture 
made on the marriage of his son Francis ' with his now wife,' 
by which provision was made for him out of Bucknell Bayntou, 



and the manor of Ordington, by which indenture also £100 per 
ann. out of Ordington, was settled on the testator's son Richard 
and his heirs. His wife to have £200 per ann. and the lower 
house at Buckton, for her life. In case his son Francis should 
not properly execute the provisions of his will, he appoints 
William Jones, Esq., and Samuel Trotman, gent.. Trustees. 
The will was proved in London, 23 Feb., 1638. This Edward 
Eure married Margaret, dau. of Francis Poure, of Bleckingdon,. 
CO. Oxford, and a granddau. of Lady Gifford. Issue 

(I.) Francis Eure, his s. and h., whom we have seen was 
married before the date of his father's will which he 
proved. According to the Royalist Composition Papers, 
Samuel Trotman claimed to have purchased from Edward 
Eure, of Misterton, Esq., and Francis Eure, of Bucknall, 
gent., the Bucknall estates and desired to be allowed it. 
This would not appear to have been the case from the 
will of Edward Eure above. There would appear to have 
been some underhand work about it, and that the local 
tradition mentioned by Dunkin in his History of Oxford 
was not far wrong, viz : That the Trotmans purchased 
Bucknall &c., for a mere trifle, and that the Eures were 
reduced to the condition of drovers or cattle dealers. 
(II.) Richard, had a rent charge of £100 per ann. out of 
Ordington. In the parish register of Bucknall is the 
burial of Mr. Richard Ewer, on 24 Oct., 1671. 
(III.) Ellen, named in her father's will. 
(IV.) Prudence, mar. . . Forener, named in her father's 

(Y.) Jane, named in her father's will. 

In the parish register of Bucknell, is the baptism of 
Sarah, dau. of Thomas Eure, born 26 March, and bapt. 
20 April, 1659, the same register records that John f 
Stevens and Sarah Ewre were married at St. Nicholas 
parish, co. Oxford, by Licence, 19 May, 1668. This John 
Stevens was a respectable farmer, and for seven years 
Churchwarden of Buckton. Thomas Eure, the father of 
Sarah, might have been a son of Francis Eure of Buckton. 

III. Michael Eure, of Caughton, co. Lincoln. He is named 
in the will of his father Sir Peter, and appears together with 
his brother Thomas Eure, in the Royalist Composition Papers, 
in connection with Dame Elizabeth Ireland, relict of Sir Francis 
Ireland; Knt., from whom they purchased Wragby, &c. co. 

IV. Thomas Eure, named in his father's will. 

V. Judith, mar. . . Sutton, named in the will of her father. 

VI. Elizabeth, mar. . . Leighton, named in the will of 
her father. 



Ealph Eure, (s. and h. of Sir Peter) of Washingborougli and 
Cannon Hurst. He died seized of the fee of the manor of 
Washiugborough, the advowson of the church in \Yashing- 
borough. and divers lands there ; the manor of South Langton, 
and lands called Harwood, both in the parish of Bardnev, with 
a lease of the Prebend of Welton, with three lives thereon, all 
in the county of Lincoln ; also the manor of Hardwick, and 
lands in Wragby, co. York. He names in his will, his kinsman 
John Smith, of Grey's Inn, co. Middlesex, Esq., and his 
brother Nicholas Smith ; also his wife and children, the will 
being dated 6 Jan., 16 Ch. II., and proved 14 March, 1664. In 
his will he mentions having settled in 1661, divers lands as a 
portion for his wife ; and appoints George Hewett, of Grey's 
Inn, Esq., Michael Anne, of Burwaiiis, co. York, Esq., and 
John Pike, of Washingborough, yeoman, to be guardians of his 
son Ealph, and John and Nicholas Smith, named above, trus- 
tees of the estates until the said Ealph is twenty-one years of 
age, or married. £100 for twelve years is to be devoted to the 
benefit of the children of his two daughters, Barbara and 
Eleanor. £200 due from his son-in-law John Leigh, he gives 
to the two daughters of the said John Leigh. £100 and other 
sums spent for his daughter Ireland in town "this summer," 
he gives with another £100 to his granddaughter, Betty Ireland. 
£100 to his wile. His wife was Eleanor, dau. of Thomas Dol- 
man, (who died 16 July, 1639) of Badsworth, by his wife . 
dau. of . . Watson, of Eockingham. His son and heir is 
undoubtedly the 

Ealph Eure, son and heir, under age at his father's death. 
Made his will as, Ealph Eure, of Kensington, co. Middlesex, 
dated 1 Feb., 1724-5, being then in good health. He names 
his lease of Westhall in Welton, co. Lincoln ; his son and heir, 
Edward Eure; his son-in-law, Nicholas Stapleton als. Erington 
Esq., and his daughters, Philadelphia, Mary, "my God- 
daughter,"' Anne, Charlotte, all by the first wife of the said 
Nicholas, who was to have £40, and his said daughters £10 
each, except Mary, who had £20. Ealph Eure, who in the 
Beaumont evidences is called Ealph Eure, of Washingborough, 
married and had issue — 

Edward, and 

Charlotte, married to Nicholas Stapleton, als. Erington, 
(gi'andson of Mark Erington and Anne Stapleton, eventual 
heiress of the Barony of Beaumont, and ancestor by his second 
wife of the present Lord Beaumont.) Marriage settlement 
dated 12 Aug., 1712. She was dead before 23 Feb., 1722, 
having had the four daughters above named only, to whom 
their father, by his will, dated 29 June, 1742, left 20/- each. 

Edward Eure, s. and h., proved his father's wiU 25 Nov., 





The foregoing i^edigree while it is to a very great extent only 
a skeleton one, is, the writer believes, far more complete than 
any known to Genealogists, and the first that has appeared in 
print, of this branch of the family of Eure. At the same time 
that he expresses his regret for its imperfections, resulting from 
his want of time and opportunity to follow it out, he would 
excuse its appearance in this form, by the hope that while it 
preserves it from loss, it will induce those who are able to do 
so, to contribute any information that will help to complete it. 

The engraving of arms is from the large shield with which 
ends the roll of arms from which the shields of matches are 
given, and which was formerly in the possession of the late 
Richard Almack, Esq., E.S.A. A. J. J. 


of Birmingham, A.D. 1712, left to his only daughter Sarah, the 
wife of John Clay Hallen, a transcript of Ralph Rokeby's 

(Economia Rokebeana," a large metal charger with the 
Hotham arms, and a portrait of Sir John Hotham, of Sker- 
borough; he also named one of his sons Rokeby. Ralph 
Eokeby's only child, Ann, was the 2nd wife of Sir John 
Hotham. I wish to know what connection existed between 
her descendants and Richard Boylston. 

A. W. Cornelius Hallen. 

Richardson. — I shall be obliged by any replies to the follow- 
ing queries respecting Christopher Richardson, M.A., Rector of 
Kirkheaton, 1646-1661. 

1. Who was his father? I have assumed that he (the Rector) 
is identical with a Christopher Richardson, son of Christopher 
R., of Houlgate, York, and who was baptized at St. Mary 
Bishophill Junior, 17 Jany., 1618, as this will just agree with 
the Rector's age at the time of his death. There is reason to 
suppose he was connected with a family of the same name at 
Sheriff Hutton, 12 miles from York. 

2. Whom did he marry ? All I know is that her name was 
Elizabeth, (I know all about his second wife). I have examined 
Paver's Marriage Licenses, which give no clue. 

3. By whom was he ordained? He was not ordained at York, 
at least my search there failed to discover his name. As he 
was made Rector of Kirkheaton as early as 1646, it is thought 
most probable that he had received Episcopal and not Presby- 
terian ordination. I have given the chief known facts of the 
Puritan Rector's life, in Canon Hulbert's Supplement to The 
Annals of Almondbury, pages 9 to 15. 

J. Richardson, Ravensfell, Bromley, Kent. 



Dr. John — The following taken from " The Daily 
British Colonist," Victoria, British Columbia, 18 April, 1886, 
is forwarded in the hope that it may prove of interest to the 
readers of " Yorhs. X. ((- Q.,'' and perhaps call forth some 
account of the ancestry of a man so much respected : — 
''Death of Dr. John Ash. 

In this city, on the 17th instant. Dr. John Ash, a native of 
Yorkshire, England. The funeral will take place on Tuesday 
next, at 10 o'clock a.m., from his late residence. Fort street, 
and at 10-15 a.m. from Christ Church Cathedral. 

At j&ve minutes to eleven o'clock last night. Dr. John Ash, 
an old and respected pioneer of this province, expired in a fit of 
apoplexy, at liis residence on Fort Street. At 4 p.m. he com- 
plained of dizziness, and an hour later became unconscious. Drs. 
Helmcken and Kenwick were summoned, who at once saw that 
his condition was very serious. He never rallied, and at the 
time previously stated, experienced the attack which terminated 
his existence. Dr. Ash was a native of Yorkshire, England, 
about sixty-three years of age, and came to this country in 
1862. He was a member of the old Vancouver Island Assembly, 
representing Metchosin and Esquimalt, and also after confedera- 
tion, when Comox was his constituency, was for several years 
provincial secretary. At the last general election he declined 
re-election for the last named district, and after making two 
visits to England, settled quietly dow^n in Victoria, to the 
renewed practice of his profession, in which, as an oculist, he 
enjoyed some celebrity. The last public enterprise with which 
his name was associated was the prospective Victoria and 
Saanich railway, in which company he was one of the pro- 
visional directors. A man of marked force of character, he 
was withal unassuming in demeanour, both respected and liked, 
and looked upon as one of those pioneers who connected more 
visibly the present with the ^Dast. The announcement of his 
sudden death will be received with sorrow." T.W.S. 


Alueed. — Extracts from the Church Eegisters of Bossall- 
with-Buttercrambe. N. E. B. 


1632, August 21, John Alured, the sonne of Mr. John Allured. 
1657, October 5, Jane Allured, ye daughter of Mr. John 
Allured, of Buttercrambe. 


1631, Nov. 17, Mr. John Allured and Mris. Mary Darley. 


Commander BETHELL, C. 

Bradford East. 



f crksljtr^ iK.f a„ 18$a.— ronttnu^Ir, 

Commander George Eichard Bethell, R.N., son of the late 
Mr. Richard Bethell, of Rise ; born in 1849, educated at Lale- 
ham and Gosport, and on board H.M.S. Britannia. Entered 
the Navy in 1863, and has served in the Pacific, the Mediter- 
ranean, and the Channel Squadron, and with the Challenger 
Expedition in 1872-6. 

Angus Holden, Esq., a partner in the wool-combing and 
worsted goods business of Isaac Holden, Esq., M.P., his father. 
Mr. Angus Holden has been active in promoting movements 
for the welfare of Bradford. He is 52 years of age, and has 
been Mayor. He is a Director of several local Companies, and, 
like his father, a prominent Wesleyan. 

Frank Lockwood, Esq., York, was born in 1847, and educated 
at Cambridge. Called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1872, (Q.C. 
in 1882.) On the Royal Commission to inquire into Corrupt 
Practices at Chester in 1880, and in 1884 was appointed Re- 
corder of Sheffield. Married in 1874 a daughter of Mr. Salis- 
Schwabe, of Rhodes, near Manchester. 

W. S. Shirley, Esq., Doncaster, only son of W. E. Shirley, 
Esq., Town Clerk of Doncaster, by Jane Winteringham, 
daughter of the late Mr. John Shirley, of Attercliffe. Born in 
1851, educated at Rugby and Balliol College, Oxford, (B.A. 
1875). In 1876 he was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple, 
and goes the North Eastern Circuit. Author of several legal 
works and political pamphlets. 

Thomas Wayman, Esq., son of the late Mr. William Henry 
Wayman, card-maker, of Halifax ; born in 1833, educated at 
private Schools ; in 1856 began in business as Woolstapler. 
Alderman and (in 1872-4) Mayor of Halifax. J.P. Vice-Chair- 
man of Halifax Chamber of Commerce. Married in 1856, 
Sarah, daughter of the late Mr. James Ellis, of Halifax. 

Joseph Woodhead, Esq., was born in 1824, at Holmfirth, 
and educated at private schools. Became a Woollen Manu- 
facturer, and is now Newspaper Editor and Proprietor in 
Huddersfield. Alderman of Huddersfield since 1871, and twice 
Mayor, J.P., and President of the Huddersfield Liberal Associ- 


CocKCROFT OF Mayroid, Wadsworth. — Can any of your readers 
inform me if there has been printed or compiled a pedigree of 
this family. Henry J. Barber. 

[The Cockrofts and Mayroid are several times referred to in 
the History of the Stamfeld Family, and the author of that work 
has probably materials for a fair pedigree. Heywood's l^iaries 
and Eeyister give some notes. Rev. W. Grimshaw married one 
of the family ; Haicorth Past and Present.] 



^ppkgartr IFatntlp. 

Extracted from full Pedigree of the Appleyards of England, 
introducing that illustrious lady, Amy Eobsart, of Eomantic 
Memory, so much admired by Sir Walter Scott, compiled by 
Henry W. Aldred, 
Dover Terrace, 181, Coldharbour Lane, Camberwell, S.E. 

Bardsley in his work on our English Surnames, in speaking 
of that of Appleyard says, "There is little distinction to be 
drawn between ' Garth ' and ' Yard ' in the North of England, 
and in reality there ought to be none. Such names, however, as 
* Nicholas de Apelyerd,' or ' Robert de Apelgarth,' or ' Richard 
atte Orcheyerde,' the descendants of whom are still in our midst, 
bespeak a familiarity of usage which we cannot find now;" and 
again he says — "We have here the mention of Pears and Apples. 
The cultivation of these by our ' Orcharders,' or ' de la Orchards,' 
or ' de la Apelyards,' was a familiar occupation." 

The name has been spelt in at least 25 different ways, in one 
instance it being commenced in the Halifax Registers with a 

Nicholas de Apilyerd, descended from Richard, son of 
William de Apelgart, of Dunham, in Norfolk, who lived in 
King Stephen's time and had a son, 

Bartholomew Appleyard, a citizen of Norwich, a landed pro- 
prietor and Lord of several Manors and Patron of several 
advowsons. He was bailiff of the city in 1355-66-72, and 
Burgess in Parliament in 1376 and 1412, and in his lifetime 
was a benefactor to Saint Andrew's Church, Norwich, where he 
was buried in a Chantry therein, founded in 1388 for the souls 
of himself and his son William, and their ancestors and succes- 
sors, and who had a son, 

Sir William Appleyard. He was a man of principal figure 
and fortune, he was like his father a Lord and Patron of several 
Manors and Advowsons, successively he was eleven times 
Burgess in Parliament, twice Bailiff of the city, and six times 
Mayor, he being the first Mayor of Norwich. In 1402 he was 
Escheator of Norfolk, and died in 1419, and left issue — 

Nicholas Appleyard, of whom afterwards. 

Katherine married John Ward, of Bexley Hall, Esq., his will 
was proved 27 Oct., 1445. 

Joan married Sir John Jernegan, of Somerleton, Knight, and 
they lie buried under an Altar Tomb formerly standing 
at north east corner of Somerleton Church. 

Emma married Sir Henry Grey, (son of Thomas Grey,) 
Knight, who survived her and married Jane (sister of 
Thomas de Mowbray). 

Edmund Appleyard, of whom afterwards. 



Robert Appleyard, of Bliclding, Norfolk, Will proved 1469, 
ancestor of the Blickling, Hunts, Cambridge, and Essex 

Nicholas Appleyard, of Dunstan, (eldest son of Sir William 
Appleyard). He sold the Manor of Intwood to TliomasWetherby, 
the rich Alderman of Norwich. Executor of and proved Sir 
Philip Thornbury's Will, 6 Feb., 1457. Patron of Bygrave 
Rectory after Sir P. T's death, ob. 1461 ; he married Margaret, 
dau. of Sir Philip Thornbury, of Bygrave, Herts., who also 
proved her father's will. She settled the Manor of Eainthorpe, 
Norfolk, in strict entail in 1466, and was patroness of Bygrave 
after Nicholas' death, ob. 1468. He had issue by her — 

John Appleyard, of whom afterwards. 

William Appleyard, of East Carlton, and Lord of the Manor 
of Dunstan, bur. in 1481 in St. Mary's Church, East 
Carlton, at the east end thereof. Settled the Manor of 
Dunstan in 1481 in strict entail. He married Elizabeth 
Parker, by whom he had issue and became the common 
ancestor of the East Carlton, and Dunstan, Norfolk, and 
Framlingham, and Tannington, Suffolk, branches, as 
set out in full pedigree. 

Thomas Appleyard. 

Henry Appleyard. 

Bartholomew A., mar. Margaret 
and died 1492. 


Emma, married to Mr. Bray. 

Jane, mentioned in her Bro. John's Will, 1498. 

Elizabeth married William Bastard, after- 
wards Robert White, of Shotesham, 


John Appleyard (eldest son of Nicholas), settled at Braken 
Ash and built Braken Hall. Will dated 20 Aug., 1498, Ob. 
1498, proved Oct., 1498. Bequeathed his body to be bur. in 
Grey Friars Ch., Norwich. The Testator had the Manors of 
Bygrave, Carlton, Braken, Hethell, Newton, and Rainthorpe. 
He married Elizabeth . . and by her had issue — 

Sir Nicholas Appleyard, of whom afterwards. 

Elizabeth married Robert Kemp, of Gissing, mentioned in 
John A's (of London) Will, 1537. 

Henry Appleyard, mentioned in his father's Will. 

John Appleyard, mentioned in his father's Will. Died at 
Longley. Will dated 9 April and proved 14 July, 1529. 
Ancestor of the Longley and Almondbury branch. See 
Canon Hulbert's History of Almondbury and Supple- 
mental Volume. 

- in Settlement, 

Both mentioned 
in Settlement, 



Sir Nicholas Appleyard (eldest son of John). He was Master 
of the Ordnance, and was killed in the front of the battle of 
Flodden Field against James IV., King of Scotland, 9 Sept., 
1513, H. VIII.; mentioned in his father's Will. He married 
Agnes, dau. of William Eokewoode, Esq., of East Warham, 
mentioned in her mother's Will, 20 Jan., 1495, by whom he 
had issue — 

John Appleyard, of Braken Ash, mentioned in his paternal 
Grandfather's Will, 1498, and in his maternal Grand- 
mother's Will, 20 Jan., 1495. D.S.P. 

Eoger Appleyard, of whom afterwards. 



Eobert Appleyard, of Framlingham, Suffolk, mentioned in 
John A's (of London) Will, 1557, and in his maternal 
Grandmother's Will, 20 Jan., 1495. His will proved 
1558. He married Annie . . who proved her husband's 
Will. Her Will proved 1566. By whom he had issue — 
Elizabeth, dau. and heiress, married Francis Warner, 
of Framlingham, Suffolk. 
Roger Appleyard, (2nd but eldest living son of Sir Nicholas) 
of Braken Ash, mentioned in his maternal Grandmother's Will, 
20 Jan., 1495. Ob. 8 July, 1528, buried in Grey Friars Ch., 
Norwich. By an Inq. taken at Hertford on the 18 Nov., 
Anno 21 Hen. VIII., after the death of Eoger, the son and heir 
of Sir Nicholas Appleyard, Knt. Eoger died seized of the 
Manor of By grave, with the advowson of the Church, held of 
the King in Socage, and that John, aged 1 year on 24 Jan. 
then last, was his heir." He married Elizabeth, dau. of John 
Scott, of Camberwell, by whom he had issue — 
John Appleyard, of whom afterwards. 

Philip Appleyard, mentioned in his Aunt Annie's Will, 1566. 
Knight for Burgh of Thetford. A member of St. 
George's Coy. 1564. He married Mary, dau. of Sir 
Anthony Shelton, of Shelton, Knt., and widow of Sir 
John Heveningham, who was Lord of Fretenham Manor. 
S. P. 

Frances m. William, eldest son of Eobert Drury, Esq. 

Anne married James Bigot, Esq. 


Elizabeth, widow of Eoger Appleyard, married 2ndly Sir 
John Eobsart, (son of Sir Terry Eobsart) who died 1554, by 
whom she had issue — 

That illustrious lady Amy Eobsakt, (of Eomantic memory). 
She married Lord Eobert Dudley, (afterwards Earl of 
Leicester) at Sheen, in Surrey, 4 June, 1550. She died 
on Sunday, 8 Sept., 1560; buried in St. Mary's Church, 
Oxford. He died 4 Sept., 1584. 



John Appleyard, (eldest son of Roger and half bro. to Amye 
Eobsart) of East Dereham, born 24 Jan., 1527, not two years 
old on his father's death. He was in 1555 Member for Coy, 
Norfolk, mentioned in his Uncle Robert's Will, 1558. A prin- 
cipal Witness on Inquest held on the body of his half sister 
Amye. His Will proved 1572. He married Elizabeth dan. of 
Robert Hogan, of East Braddenham, Norf., Esq., proved her 
husband's Will. Her Will proved by her Bro. Thos. Hogan, 
and others, 1580. He (John) had by her — 

Henry Appleyard, mentioned in his mother's Will. 

I now proceed to trace the descent of Edmund Appleyard, 
second son to Sir William, shewing one of the chief migrations 
from Norfolk, and whose descendants became again Ancestors 
of several branches of the Family in the East and West Ridings 
of Yorkshire, and Lincolnshire, and Middlesex. 

Edmund Appleyard, (second son of Sir William Appleyard) 
of Winham, Norfolk, entailed the Manor of Wramplington, 
Norfolk, in year 1448. He married Anne . . who was 
tenant for life after her husband's death, and by whom he had 
issue — 

William Appleyard. ) Mentioned 

Geffry Appleyard. t in Settlement, 

Edmund Appleyard, of whom afterwards. J 1448. 
Edmund Appleyard, (3rd son of Edmund) of Santoft, Isle of 

Axholme, married Dyonisia, dau. of Peter Luddington, had by 

her issue — 

John Appleyard, of Santoft aforesaid, who married . . . 
dau. of Bilton and had a son and heir, viz : 

John Appleyard, of Butterwick, Isle of Axholme, co. Lincoln, 
married Margaret or Helen, dau. of Sir Robert Sheffield, Knt., 
and Helen, dau. and heiress of Sir Robert Delves, Knt. Sir 
Robert was Speaker of the House of Commons, Recorder of 
London, &c., and by her had issue — 

Richard Appleyard, mentioned in his father's W^ill. 

William Appleyard, mentioned in his father's Will, migrated 
to Ulcebye, Lincolnshire, and became the Ancestor of 
the Lincolnshire Family. 

Agnes. ] All three 

Margaret. I mentioned in their 

Elizabeth. j father's Will. 

Eobert Appleyard, of Falsthorpe, mentioned in his father's 
Will. His Will proved 1545, had issue, 3 children — 

Thomas Appleyard, of Swaby, his Will proved 1561. 


George Appleyard, Vicar of Barrow. 
Thomas Appleyard, the Lord Abbot of Thornton. 
John Appleyard, of whom afterwards. 



John Appleyard, (son of John) of Heslington, near York, 
mar. Grace, dau. of one Pembroke, or Margaret, dau. of one 
Fortliam, of Grimsby, County Lincoln, and had issue — 

Nicholas Appleyard, of whom afterwards. 
Clare, m. Henry Thurcrosse, Alderman 

and Mayor of Hull. 
Thomas Appleyard, of York, Merchant, 
Sheriff of York, 1542, Lord Mayor, 
1551 and 1565, he married Isabel, 
dau. of John Sothebie, of Pockling- 
ton, (mentioned in her brother's will 
8 Apr., 1544, proved 20 Sept., 1546.) 
Ancestor of the York Family. 
Ursula married John Beaulieu or Bellew, 
Appleyard Arms. Co, Lincoln. 

Ann mar. John Lewis, Citizen and Lord Mayor of York, 1550. 
Silvester Appleyard, 3 son sup. 1562. 

Jane mar. John Goldwell, Esq., of Burstwick, her Will proved 
4 Mar., 1562, desired to be bur. in All Hallows Speckhng. 
Barbara ob. Virgo. 

Elizabeth m. 1st Kalph Headlam, 2ndly Mr. Montford, Co. 

Nicholas Appleyard, (son of John) of North Frothingham, 
Lord of the Manor, w. d. 13 Aug., 1545. He married Ann, 
dau. of William Mennell, of Heslington, who ]jroved her hus- 
band's Will and had issue — 

John Appleyard, (eldest son) of Burstwick Garth, mentioned 
in his father's and brother Nicholas' Wills. He died 27 
Ap., 1597, Will dated same day and proved in October 
following. He married Istly Katherine, dau. of Sir Wm. 
Flower, Co. Rutland, Knt., her will proved 1557, and 
2ndly Katherine, dau. of John Norton, of Acklom in 
Cleveland, niece and heiress of Sir Sam. Norton, Knt., 
and was ancestor of the Burstwick Family, of which Sir 
Matthew Appleyard was a member. 
William Appleyard, of Aby, mentioned in his father's Will, 

his Will proved 1587 by his wife. 
Nicholas Appleyard, of whom afterwards. 
Nicholas Appleyard, (son of Nicholas) of Lightcliffe, Halifax, 
mentioned in his father's Will, he married Margaret Cleydell 
and had issue — 

John Appleyard, of whom afterwards. 

Eichard Appleyard, of whom afterwards. 

Nicholas Appleyard, of Southowram, ancestor of a large 

Halifax Branch. 
John Appleyard, of Norwood Green, Hipperholme, (eldest son 
of Nicholas) Bapt. at Halifax, 27 Jan., 1558, married . . . 
and had 2 sons and 2 daus. 



Thomas, Bapt. 1 June, 1567. 

Mary, Bapt. 24 Aug., 1571. 

Samuel, afterwards mentioned. 

Susan, Bapt. 14 Feb., 1511 

Samuel Appleyard, (second son of John) of Hipperholme, 
Bap. at Halifax, 21 Feb., 157f , married . . and had one son 
and two daughters. 

William, of whom afterwards. 

Grace, baptised 31 July, 1597. [ All at Halifax. 
Lea, baptised 10 Feb., 1599-1600. ) 

William Appleyard, of Halifax, (son of Samuel) Bap. there 
8 Dec, 1594. By deed of 18 July, 1665, conveyed his Estates 
to his daughter Susanna, he married Susanna . . who was 
bur. at Halifax, 11 June, 1672, and had by her the following 
issue — 

William, eldest son, (see Chancery proceedings) probably died 
young as he is not mentioned by the Eev. Oliver Hey- 
wood in his Diary, Vol. 3. 

John, of whom afterwards. 

Samuel Appleyard, said to have joined the army in Scotland, 

dead before June 11, 1672. 
Susanna mar. Joseph Crowther, of Northowram, who died 

7 Nov., and bur. 10 Nov., 1711. She died 29 May, 1717, 

78 years. 

Margaret, bap. at Halifax, and said to have married three 

John Appleyard, (eldest living son of William) of Halifax. 
Born about 1627, bur. there 15 July, 1699, set 72. Will proved 

1699, (see Chancery proceedings). He married Mary Harper, 
(she subsequently married John Eudman, at Halifax, 5 Dec, 

1700, ) who died 26 March, 1710, and by her had issue- 
Samuel, of whom afterwards. 

Susan, bap. at Halifax, 26 Dec, 1662. 

Samuel Appleyard, (son of John) of Shelf, only son and heir. 
Baptised at Halifax, 29 July, 1666, died in London, 31 Aug., 
1730. Heir at Law of his aunt Susanna Crowther, (see Ch. 
pdgs.) He married Istly Mary Hollings, dau. of Joseph Hol- 
lings, 21 July, 1689, at Idle, who died 15 and bur. 21 Oct., 1716, 
and by her had issue — 

William, son and heir, buried 27 August, 1712, D.S.P. 

Samuel Appleyard, of Sou'wood House, Halifax, mar. 25 
Feb., 1732, Martha Oddy, who was buried 17 Jan., 1742. 

Mary, Extrix. of her bro. William's Will. 

Susan, bur. 8 Jan., 1710. 

He married secondly, Aug., 1718, Ellen Barraclough and had 
by her a daughter — 

Susanna, who died at Sowerby, 15 Sept., 1780. 

All at Halifax. 


Kicliard Appleyard, (second son of Nicholas Appleyard, of 
Lightcliffe, Halifax) of Norwood Green, bapt. at Halifax, 12 
Sept., 15lu, mar. . . by whom he had issue — 

Alicia, bap. 8 June, 1567. \ 

Gracia, bap. 13 June, 1568. 

Ambrose, bap. 23 June, 1570. 

Jonas, of whom afterwards. V All at Halifax. 

Kichard, bap. 2 Mar., 1571. 
Nicholas, bap. 7 May, 1581. 
John, bap. 8 Jany., 1581. j 

Jonas Appleyard, (2nd son of Kichard) bap. 21 Sept., 1573, 
mar. . . and had issue an only son — 

Eichard Appleyard, of Halifax, bap. there 28 Nov., 1596. 
Buried there 12 July, 1675, aged 80 years, leaving issue — 

Joshua, of Hipperholme, bap. 29 Oct., 1637, at Halifax. 

Jonas, (entered Jonath.) of Harden Grange, Bingley, bap. 18 
Sept., 1642, at Halifax. Will dated 27 Ch. 11, 1675, 
proved Exch. Ct. of York, 27 July, 1676. Buried in 
Bingley Chyard, 8 Dec, 1675. He married at Bingley 
19 May, 1665, Mary Crawshaw, and had by her an only 

Elizabeth, baptised at Bingley, 4 June, 1665, buried 
in Chyard there 4 Dec, 1670. 
Eichard, of whom afterwards. 

Susan, bap. 1 Dec, 1644, at Halifax, married Joshua Brook. 

Eichard Appleyard, (son of Kichard of Halifax) of Eyshworth, 
mentioned in his Brother Jonas' Will, married at Bingley 17 
Nov., 1700. Died there 23 Feby., 1708, he married Martha 
Hardcastle and left issue — 

Ann, baptised at Bingley 27 June, 1701. 

Sarah, married William Skirrow, ancestor of Walker Skirrow, 
of 2, Queen sbury Place, London, and Charles Fletcher 
Skirrow, of 20, Sussex Gardens, London, Esqres. 

Eobert A., of the Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. 
Baptised at Bingley 23 January, 1702. Married at Great 
Yarmouth, 14 June, 1726, Mary Dean, Spinster, of that 
place, by whom he had an only daughter born there and 
bapt. 8 July, 172f, she married 5 August, 1744, Kenrick 
Prescot, D.D., Master of Catherine Hall, Prebend of 
Norwich, Vicar of Great Yarmouth, and afterwards 
Eector of Balsham. He died 3 Aug., 1779. Dr. Kenrick 
and Mary Prescot were both buried in Catherine Hall, 

Jonas A., of Northaw, Herts, and Carey Street, Lincolns Inn. 
Died 18 Oct., 1769, buried at Willesden, his death is 
recorded in London Magazine. He married Elizabeth 
Allison, born about 1702, died 15 August, 1757, buried 
at Willesden, and had issue— 



Eobert Applej-ard, of whom afterwards. 

Elizabeth married Richard Jackson, of The Mythe, 
near Tewkesbury, who is the ancestor of George 
Jackson, of Westhorpe, Little Marlow, Bucks. 
His Will proved 18 April, 1803. He proved John 
Rogers' Will. Her Will proved 6 June, 1810. 
She died and was buried at Willesden, in 1810. 

Richard A., died 18 August, 1761, set 24, buried at 
Willesden. S.P. 

Sarah, buried at Willesden. 

Ann, of Chelsea, married 11 April, 1759, John Rogers, 
of Tewkesbury, his Will dated 8 Oct., 1760, proved 
at Gloucester. She died 1st July, 1775, set 36. 
Issue, an only dau. Ann, who married Istly John 
Berwick, of Hallow Park, Worcester, and 2ndly 
William Welch, of Hawford, Worcester, she died 
28 June, 1845. 
Charles Appleyard, bur. at Willesden, 1750. 
Jonas Appleyard, a Colonel in H. M's. Army, God- 
father to Robert Langley Appleyard and Frances 
Ann Appleyard, and died at the Hague in Holland. 
Robert Appleyard, (eldest son of Jonas A.) of Carey Street, 
Lincolns Inn, and Dyers Buildings, Holborn, London, Secretary 
to the Lord Chancellor. Born 11 May, 1736, married 30 April, 
1764. Administrator to his sister Ann Rogers' Estate. Died 
17 March, 1795, buried at Willesden 24 March, 1795. Will 
proved 30 March, 1795. He married Frances, only child and 
daughter of Thomas Langley and Mary his wife, (nee Gawton, 
and widow of Thomas Clarke). Born and bapt. at Northaw 
resply, 8 Feb. and 9 Mar. 1741, died 20 Nov., 1814, buried at 
Willesden. Will proved 28, 11, 1814, and had issue — 
Robert Langley Appleyard, of whom afterwards. 
Frances Ann, born 1 July, 1768, mar. 17 Sej)t., 1795, William 
5th son of Joseph Boultbee, of Baxterly in Warwickshire, 
by whom she had issue, as set out in pedigree compiled 
by H. W. A. She died near the Hay in Breconshire, on 
the 17 April, 1830, and bur. at Clifford. 
Richard Smith Appleyard, of whom afterwards. 
Robert Langley Appleyard, (eldest son of Robert Appleyard) 
of Lincolns Inn, London. Born 27 April, 1765, died 8 Dec, 
1843, bur. at Willesden. Will proved 5 Jan., 1844. He married 
at Stockport, Chester, on 30 Aug., 1805, Jane Mary, (eldest 
dau. of the Rev. Chas. Prescot, B.D., Rector of Stockport, and 
Jane, his wife, dau. of Joseph Dyson, Esq., Alderman of 
Chester) who was born 5 Aug., 1785, and died 19 May, 1826, 
aet 40, buried at Willesden, by whom he had issue — 

Jane Frances, bom 16 July, 1807, died 13 April, 1812, bur^ 
at Stockport. 


Mary Elizabeth, of Slough, Bucks., born 26 Jan., 1809. 

Kobert Prescot Appleyard, of Connaught Sq., London, b. 22 
Sept., 1810, m. 30 Sept., 1851, Emma Hilbert, dau. of 
Gen. Geo. Horsford, deceased, and brother of the late 
Gen. Sir Alfred Horsford, K.C.B. Died 11 June, 1886. 
Buried at Brompton Cemetery. S.P. 
Charles Appleyard, of Lincolns Inn, London, born 18 Oct., 
1811, married at Plymouth, 22 August, 1844, to Cathe- 
rine Eleanor, dau. of Wm. Philip Day kin, of Oriel 
Mount, Totnes, by whom he had two daughters only. 
Catherine Jane Selby, born 24 June, 1847, bap. 12 
Aug., 1847. Extrix. of and proved her father's 
Will, unmarried 1886. 
August Louisa, born 8 Jany. and bap. 25 June, 1850, 
died July, 1881, bur. at Brompton. 
She (Mrs. C. A.) died 5 Sept., 1879, bur. at Brompton, 12 
Sept., 1879. He (C. A.) died 25 Dec, 1882, buried at 
Brompton, 28 Dec, 1882. Will proved 6 July, 1883. 
, Henry William Appleyard, of Auckland, New Zealand, Archi- 
tect, born 24 Jan,, 1813, died 12 July, 1846. Will proved 
27 Dec, 1876. (Bachelor.) Bur. in New Zealand. 
Anna Jane, born 5 Mar., 1814, died 7 Dec, 1827. 
Frances Margaret, of Slough, Bucks., born 31 July, 1815, 
died 19 Mar., 1874. Will proved 27 April, 1874. (Un- 

Louisa Susanna, of Slough, Bucks., born 19 Jan., 1818. 

Francis Needham, (Christened after one of the Earl of Kil- 
morey's family, Mr. B. L. A. being the family Solicitor 
and a great friend.) born 15 May, 1826, died an infant 
aet about 2 months. 
[It will be observed that the last male of this branch was 
Mr. Eobert Prescot Appleyard.] 

Eichard Smith Appleyard, (2nd and youngest son of Eobert 
Appleyard) of Bloomsbury Sq., London, and Northaw, Herts. 
A Cursitor of the High Court of Chancery. B. 11 Nov., 1766, 
died 31 Dec, 1846, set 80, bur. at Kensal Green. Will proved 
29 Jan., 1847. He married at St. George the Martyr, South- 
wark, 5 July, 1794, Ann, dau. of Sylvanus Hall and Ann his 
wife. Born 4 Aug., 1771, died 27 Jan., 1819, set 77, bur. at 
Kensal Green, 3 Feb., 1849, and by whom he had issue — 
Eichard Hall Appleyard, of whom afterwards. 
Eobert Boultbee Appleyard, a Cursitor of the H. C. of 
Chancery, b. 12 July, 1797, mar. 25 July, 1831, to Ann 
Leonard, at Edinboro', died 21 May, 1860, aet 62, bur. 
at Kensal Green. S.P. 
Frederick Newman Apj)leyard, of whom afterwards. 



Ernest Svlvanus Applej^ard, of Tilgate, Crawlev, Sussex, 
Clerk iu H. 0. Born 9 Oct., 1804, died 14 May, 1876, 
fet 72, bur. at Kensal Green. Will proved 28 April, 
1877. He was author of several Works published under 
the uom de plume of *'E. S. A." He married 25 Feb., 
1836, Ann Elizabeth, dau. of Geo. Jackson, she died 2 
Mar., 1844, ^et 34, her Will proved 20 April, 1844. No 

Richard Hall Appleyard ( Eldest Son of Richard Smith 
Appleyard) of Lincoln's Inn, and Westbourne Terrace, London, » 
Barrister at Law, born 8 Aug. 1795, married, July 1851, died 
29 May, 1876, ast 80, buried at Kensal Green. Will proved 
28 June, 1876. He married Charlotte Matilda, dau. of the Rev. 
William Stamer and Ann Margaret his wife, (dau. of Col. Lock,) 
and Cousin to Sir Lovelace Tomlinson Stamer, Bt. and had by 
her issue 

Richard Lock Appleyard, born at Addington House, Margate, 
31st August, 1852. Baptized there, Sept. 1852, after- 
wards baptized at St. James', Piccadilly. He is an 
Officer in the Army, (unmarried) 

Gerald Lindsay Appleyard, born, 7 July, 1854, baptized at 
Monkstown, Dublin, 27 Nov. 1854. (unmarried) 

Ernest James Hall Appleyard, born, 21 Aug. 1855, at Bays- 
water terrace, Dalkey, near Dublin ; baptized at St. 
Mary, Stafford, 3 months later, (unmarried) 

Mary Charlotte Annette, born, 16 June, 1857, at Lansdown, 
Somerset, married, 15 Nov., 1879, to Edmund Acres 
Bagshawe, Esq. 

Eliza Victoria, born, 6 May, 1859, baptized at St. Marylebone, 
4 July, 1859. 

Caroline Roberta, born in district of North St. Giles, 29 Jan. 

1861. Bap. St. Andrew's, Marylebone, 15 June, 1861. 
Beatrice Mary, born at 6, Westbourne terrace, Lon : 1 July, 

1863 ; privately bapt : died, 17 July, 1864 ; buried at 

Kensal Green. 

Winifred Edith, born in park of St. John's, Paddington, 18 
Dec. 1865 ; bap. at St. Andrew's, Marylebone, 27 April, 

Florence Ethel, born at No. 6, Westbourne terrace, 10 April, 
1870 ; bap. at Christ Church, Herne Bay, Kent, October 

Mrs. Richard Hall Appleyard is now the Wife of the Rev. 
George Musgrave. 

Frederick Newman Appleyard (3rd son of Richard Smith 
Appleyard), of Teignmouth, Devon, and St. John's Wood, 
London. A Cursitor of the High Court of Chancery, born 20 
Feb. 1800; he married Istly, 24 Sep., 1826, Theresa Maria 
Mordaunt, who died at Brussels and is buried in the Cemetery 



of St. Josse de Norde a' Faubourg of Brussels, 25 April, 1850, 

set 39, he had issue by her 

Aun Frederica, born, 12 Oct. and bap. 22 Oct. 1827 ; mar. 
17 Nov. 1853, to ( and now widow of ) Joseph Spencer, 
son of John and Mary Spencer, of Whitehaven, Cum- 

Frederick Ernest A. (of whom afterwards.) 

He (F.N. A.) mar. secondly Eliza Lloyd, of Carmarthen, by 
whom he had issue, and died 10 May, 1882, set 82. Buried at 
Kensal Green. 

Louisa, married to Slingsby Duncombe Shafto, of Durham ; 

Heir presumptive to the Beamish Park Estate, Durham. 
Charles Lloyd Appleyard, of South Africa. 
Theresa Maria, married to James Porteous. 
Eliza Helen, mar. 6 Sep. 1878, to Julius Johann Christian" 
Edward Bettzer ; she died 14 Sep. 1882, at Ostend, and 
is buried there. 
Robert Newman Appleyard, of 6, South Sq., London, Solr. 
Florence Daisy Appleyard, Eichard Appleyard. Francis 

Silvanus Appleyard. ^ 
Frederick Ernest Appleyard, (eldest son of Fredk. Newman 
Appleyard), of Tarakai, Surbiton, Surrey, born 6, bap. 19 June, 
1829, a General in Her Majesty's Army. This gallant Officer 
has rendered his native Country great services, and received 
many military honours. He was wounded at the Battle of 
Alma. He married Istly, Louisa, dau. of Alexander Andrews, 
Esq., she died 23 Sept. 1881, at Lincoln, bur. at Kensal Green, 
and by her had an only son — 

Frederick Ernest Appleyard, born, 1 Oct. and bap. 8 Nov. 
1856, at Trinity Church, Paddington. He married, 2nd 
June, 1883, Bose Jane, dau. of Thomas and Caroline 
Druitt, of Spring Gardens, London, and by her has 
issue one child. 
He (F.E.A., senr.) married secondly Gertrude Tuppen. 
The following were the Arms of Eichard Smith Appleyard, 
great grand-child of Eichard Appleyard, of Bingley. Blending 
the Arms of Sylvanus Hall, of London and Yorkshire. Miss 
Hall, who married E.S.A., was an heiress. The arms have 
been quartered for their issue. 

(1-4.) Three Owls between a Chevron, Owls ppr. 
(2-3.) Three oak leaves, vert in chief, three Lions rampant 
between a chevron ; the arms of Sylvanus Hall, of London and 

Crest — Wyvern, same as Sir Matthew Appleyard, of Burst- 

The following are some of the Notes from which the pedigree 
was compiled. The brackets [ ] are mine. 



' Bartholomew and William Applevard, father and son, are 
respectively mentioned in the lists for Norwich of Bailiffs and 

' They founded a Chantry at Norwich in 1388, for the souls 
of themselves and their ancestors and successors, called 'Apple- 
yards ' Chantry Priest, Norwich." 

HerahVs Visitations, 901, 1177, 1394. 1415. 1420, 1487, 1552, 
4750. 5189, 6093, 6166. Manuscript 522, Caius Coll. Librarv. 
Eawl. B 393, fo. 5b. Ashmead 834, fo. 5b. Addl. 11388. 

In 1356, Barth. Appleyard owned the Manor of Intwood, 
and settled it on himself and his heirs. William his son held 
it in 1401, and Nicholas, son to William and grandson to 
Barth., sold it to Thomas W^etherby, the rich Alderman of 
Norwich, who died in 1445. 

The family also had the Manors of Dunston, Carlton, Hethell, 
Newton, Bainthorpe Hall, Braken Ash, Wramplington, &c., all 
in the County of Norfolk, and Bygrave, Herts. 

Patrons of Braken Ash. — 1349, Barth. Appleyard and anr. 
1400, William Appleyard. 1490, John, son of Nicholas Apple- 
yard. 1518, Boger Appleyard. 1558, John Appleyard. 

1564, Phihp, A., member of St. George's Company, Norwich. 

1529, Eoger A., buried in Norwich. 

1537, Eobert Appleyard was Steward of the Hundi'ed of 
Ear sham. 

Ketteringham Church. — "Here lyeth Sir Henry Grey, the 
son of Sir Thom Grey, of Heton, and Jane hys wyfe that was 
systere to the Duke of Norfolk that dyed at Yenys, and Emme 
the wyfe of the forseyde Henry Grey, the doutyr, [Blomfield says 
' widow ' Gough ' dau of Wm. Appleyerde - - , - on woys 
Sowles God have mercy." 

Patrons of Bygrave Eectory, Herts. — 3 Nov. 1450, Sir Philip 
Thornbury and Margaret his wife. 25 Dec. 1461, Nicholas 
Aplevard. 3 Jan. 1468, Margaret, widow of Nic. A. 7 Oct. 
1488. John Apleyard. 21 May, 1504 ; 8 Feb. 1505 ; 25 June, 
1510 ; Nicholas Apleyard. The Eectory was conveyed in 1456 
by Sir Philip Thornbury. To the use of himself for life — 
remainder to Nicholas A. and Margaret his wife (dau. of Settlor), 
further remainder to John their Sou, with remamder to Settlor's 
right heu's. 

Alice Eokewood, of Wyttinget, Gentlewoman by Will dated 
20 Jan. 1495, mentions dau. Agnes Appleyard. Grandchildi-en 
(children of dau. Agnes) John A., Eoger A., Eobert A., Alice A. 
Wolmane, 2nd part, fo. 245 d. Nicholas Appleyard, Gentle- 
man, died the 10th day of July, in the 37th year of H. VIII., 
and John was his son and heir, and was of the age of 18 years. 
Wolmane, No. 55, pai't 1. 



Will of John A., of Dunstan, dated 1531, proved at London, 
Jany. 1537, mentions Brother Thomas, of Dunstan — Sister 
Anne Girling — Nephew John App. — Niece Jane (dau. of Bro. 
T. A.) — Cousins Robert A. and Elizabeth Kemp — Uncle Parker. 
One of the Exors., His Grace the Duke of Norfolk. 

The history of the Isle of Axholme, says, that in the reign of 
King H. VI., a family of the name of A^^pleyard were residing 
at Sandtoft. Edmund Appleyard mar. Dyonisia, the dau. of 
. . . Belton, Esq., [should be dau. of Peter Luddington,] 
and his son [John, see MSS. 522 Caius College] married a dau. 
of Sir Robert Sheffield, and went to reside in the Hall Garth at 
West Butterwick. 

[This Edmund was son of Edmund and grandson to 
Sir William Appleyard, as proved by the deeds and rolls of 
Wramplington Manor.] 

20 August 1498. John A., of Braken, Esq., by his Will 
bequeathed his body to be buried in Grey Friars Ch : Norwich. 
Mentions sons Nicholas, Henry and John. Sister Jane, grand- 
child, John, son of Nicholas. Testator had the Manors of 
Bygrave, Carlton, Braken, Hethell and Newton. Dodsw: 22, 
p. 74, Registrum Horne, fo. 20. 

Sir Nicholas A., Knt., inherited a Manor in the Hundred of 
Bosmere, Claydon, in right of Agnes his wife, dau. and heiress 
of Wm. Rokewode, Esq., of Warham, Norf : his son John died 
without issue, and Roger Appleyard, Esq., of Braconash in- 
herited as son and heir. 

References in Heywood's Register, Dickenson's Register, and 
the Rev. Oliver Heywood's Diaries ; edited by J. Horsfall 

Norwich Archdeaconry Court. 

Will of Robert Appleyard, of Blickling, Norfolk. Proved 
1469. Mentions sons,— Christopher, Edward, and William 
Appleyard. Brother, Edmund Appleyard. Executors, Brother- 
in-Law, John Bull, and Robert Smyth. 

Will of Johannes Appleyard, of East Dereham, Norfolk. 
Proved 1572. Gives all his estate to his wife, Elizabeth Apple- 
yard, who proved same. No issue mentioned. 

Norwich Court. 

Will of Elizabeth Appleyard, (widow of above Johannes A.) 
of East Bradenham, Norfolk, proved 1580. Mentions son, 
Henry Appleyard; proved by Brother Thomas Hogan, and 
Edmund Audley. 

Will of Robert Appleyard, of Framlingham, Suffolk, proved 
April 1558. Mentions wife, Annie, who proved Will. Grand- 
children Warners. Nephew John Appleyard. 

Will of Annie Appleyard, widow of above, of Framlingham 
aforesaid, proved 1566. Mentions, Nephew John Lunge, 
Nephew Philip Appleyard, Thos. Warner, Wm. Warner. 



Will of Nicholas Applej^ard, of North Forthingham, York, 
1545. Mentions Sons, John, Christopher, Henry, James, 
Thomas, Robert, Nicholas, WiUiam; proved by son William 
and widow. 

In Mr. Adlard's account of the history and funeral of Amye 
Kobsart he introduces the Pedigree of the Scotts of Camberwell 
who were Lady Amye's Maternal Ancestors, and that of the 
Appleyards of Braconash and Eobsarts. 

There is an account of the Coroner's Inqt. held on Lady 
Amye's remains, at Cumnor in the Pepysian Library. 

See also Nineteenth Century, and Ed. VI. Diary, British 

Extract from Will of Jonas Appleyard. 
Proved in the Exchequer Court of York. 
I, Jonas Appleyard, of Harden Grange, within the parish of 
Bingley and Diocese of York, Husbandman, do make and 
ordain my last W'ill and Testament this 28 day of November, 
in ye 27th year of our Soveraigne Lord King Charles ye Ild. 
and in ye year of our Lord 1675, in manner and form following 
first. I recommend my precious Soul into ye merciful hands 
of my gi'acious God, &c." " I hereby give and bequeath to my 
brother Bichard Appleyard, the sum of four pounds, to be payd 
him within two whole years next after my decease ; also I give 
to ye said Eichard my brother, my best cloth suit of apparell, 
to be delivered within one month next after my death." 
Mentions, nephew Jno, wife Mary who is his Executrix. 

Jonas X Appleyard, .g , . 
his mark and seal. ^ 
Witnesses— Proved 27 July, 1676. 

Ben Ferrant, 

Wm. X Smyth, his mark. 

Lay Subsidy. 
23 Car. llfgi^. Bingley, 3 Jonas Aj)pleyard 4-1. 
Extracts from Parish Registers of Bingley, Yorks. 

1663, May 19 — Jonas Appleyard and Mary Crawshaw. 
1700, Nov. 17 — Richard Appleyard and Martha Hardcastle. 

1665, June 4 — Elizabeth, dau. of Jonas Appleyard, of Cottingley. 

1701, June 27 — Ann, dau. of Richard Applevard, of Rishworth. 

1702, Jan. 23— Robert, son of ^ of 


1670, Dec. 4 — Elizabeth, d. of Jonas Appleyad'd, of Harden. 
1675, Dec. 3 — Jonas Appleyard, of Harden. 
1708, Feb. 23— Richard Appleyard. 



Great Yarmouth. 

1726, June 14— Eobert Appleyard of this Town, S.M., Maiy 
Dean of the same Town, S.W. 

1726 (sic) July 8— Mary Appleyard d. of Koht. and Mary. 

Copy writing from Backboard of Framed Arms now in the 
possession of Robert Newman Appleyard, Esq., and in the 
handwriting of Robert Langley Appleyard deceased. 

" The Arms of Richard Appleyard, of Ryshworth in the parish 
of Bingley, in the County of York, he was born there about 
1666 [no evidence] was married there on the 17th Nov., 1700, 
to Martha Hardcastle and was buried at Bingley on the 23rd 
Feb., 1708, leaving issue as follows — [See Bingley Parish 

Ann Appleyard who married Robert Wathope. 

Robert Appleyard born in January, 1708. 

Jonas Appleyard married Elizabeth Allison. 

Sarah Appleyard married William Skirrow." 

[The Crest of this branch of the family is a Wyvern the same 
as that borne by Sir Mathew A]3pleyard, of Burstwick, and I 
have in my possession a Rental Book belonging to the latter 
gentleman undoubtedly handed down thro' this Richard of 
Ryshworth, who was living part of the same period as Sir 
Mathew. I have also several wax impressions of the Arms and 
Crest in small boxes. — H.W.A.] 

[This Richard is named in his Brother Jonas' Will and 
evidently married late in life (about 55) as he dies 8 years after 
marriage leaving young children and was born long before 1666- 
as above stated.] 

1744, August 5. Mr. Prescot, Master of Catherine Hally 
Cambridge, and Prebendary of Norwich, married to Miss Apple- 
yard. Gent. Mag. 

Palmer's Perlustration of Great Yarmouth, Vol. 1, p. 166 & 
245. Vol. 2, p. 108, deals with Dr. Kenrick Prescot and his 
wife's family. 

In the N. E. corner of the Chapel of St. Catherine's Cam- 
bridge. " Kenricus Prescot, S.T.P. Magister Collegii obiit 3tio 
Augusti, 1779. Jiltatis 77." His wife was also buried there, 
but there does not appear to be any inscription to her memory. 

In Heralds College is recorded a pedigree under the name of 
Prescot recording this Yarmouth Branch of the Appleyards. 
Gentleman's Magazine. 

1759, April 11th. John Rogers of Tewkesbury, was married 
to Miss [Ann] Appleyard of the Mythe. [Sister to the next.] 

1764, April 80. Mr. [Robert] Appleyard, of Carey Street, to 
Miss [Frances] Langley, of Newington. 



Makel\ge Settlement. 
176-1, April 28. Between Frances Langley of the prli. of St. 
Mary, Islington, Spinster, of the 1st part; Robert Appleyard of 
St. Dunstan in the West, Gent, of the 2nd part ; and Joseph 
Clarke of prh. of St. Sepulchre, Middx., Clock-case maker, and 
John Dowse of the said last parish, Ironmonger, of the 3rd 

Stockport, Cheshiee. 

The year 1806, p. 78. Xo. 160. Eobert Langley Appleyard, 
Esq., of Liucolns Inn, London, and Jane Mary Prescot of this 
parish, spinster, were married in this Church by License, frora 
the Eevd. C. Prescot, Surrogate, this 30 August, 1806. By me 
Charles Prescot. Duly signed and witnessed. 

On the floor of the Chancel on the north side within the 
Altar rails is the following: — "Anna Jane Appleyard, Grand- 
daughter of Charles and Jane Prescot, who died 7 Dec, 1837, 
aged 22 years." 

On a small mural table is inscribed : — "In memory of Jane 
Frances, daughter of Eobert Langley Appleyard and Jane Mary 
his wife, and Granddaughter of the Eev. Charles Prescot, 
Eector of this parish. Died 13 April, 1812. ^Lt 1 years and 
9 months." 

Extract from Family Bible described in will of Eobert Lang- 
ley Appleyard, interalia, as that of ' his mother's great uncle 
Eichard Gawton.' 

" Mary Clarke ]\ her book [[ Given her by her Uncle Eichard 

[Then follows in handwriting of Eobert Langley Appleyard.] 
Eoger Gawton. 

I _ 

Sic Gorton. Eichard Gorton— j— 

Eichard Gorton. . . . Gorton. 

Mary G.=married Clarke. 
,, =j=mprried Langley. 


Frances Langley. 
*' My Grandmother the above Mary Clarke, married Thomas 
Langley." R.L.A. 
Thomas Langley died October ye 17, 1763, aged 51. 
^' Mary Langley died September ye 20, 1763, aged 52. 
[By the side of this is written by Eobert Langley Appleyard.] 

* " the above Mary Clarke." 
[End of 2nd fly leaf.] 



m Jonas Appleyard 
o Junior. 

Mrs. Ann Eogers. 

Mr. Jackson. 

Mr. Job Smith. 

Mrs. Jas. Browne. 
Mr. JonasAppleyard, senior 
Mrs. Ann Ford, 
Mrs. Coley, 

" Frances, dau. of Thomas and Mary Langley, late Clarke, 
born the 8th day of February, about four o'clock in the after- 
noon. Baptised the 7th day of March, 1741, born at Northaw, 

[The above last entry has been patched up and the following 
words are in the handwriting of Kobert Langley Appleyard.] 

"Frances," "late Clarke born," " Baptised on," "born at 
Northaw, Herts." 

[Then comes in bold fine characters.] 

" Frances Langley was married the 30 April, 1764, to Kobert 
Appleyard, of Dyers Buildings, Holborn, London, 
g Dr. Prescot. | " Eobert Langley Appleyard, son 

of Robert & Frances Appleyard, was 
born in Dyers Buildings, on Satur- 
day the 27th April, 1765. 
"Richard Smith Appleyard, son of the 
above Eobert and Frances, was born in 
Dyers Buildings, on Tuesday, the 11th 
Nov., 1766. 

" Francis Ann Appleyard was 
born in Dyers Buildings, on 
Friday, the 1st July, 1768." 
[Underneath these entries is written by Robert Langley 

" The above statement (with the exception of the first three 
lines*) is all in the handwriting of my late father Robert 
Appleyard, (except as mended.) Robert L. Appleyard." 

[All the following is in the handwriting of Robert Langley 

" My sister, the above Frances Ann, married in 1795 to 
William, son of Joseph Boultbee, of Baxterley in Warwickshire, 
(by whom she had several children) and died at Broadmeadow, 
near the Hay, in Breconshire, on the 17 April, 1830, and was 
buried at Clifford. R.L.A." 

[End of 3rd fly leaf.] 

" Robert Appleyard (eldest son of Jonas and Elizabeth 
Appleyard) was born the 11th May, 1736, and on the 30th 
April, 1764, married (at Islington) to Frances Langley, only 
child of Thomas and Mary Langley, (formerly Clarke; who was 
born on the 8th February, 1741, at Northaw, Herts. 

[Then there follows a repetition of the children of the above 
(before set out on 3rd fly leaf) with a note thus " All baptised 
at St. Andrews, Holborn." Then follows.] 

"The above Robert Appleyard died on Tuesday, the 17 Mar., 
1795, at his house in New Ormond Street, and was buried on 
Tuesday, the 24 March, at Wilsden near Harrow, in Middlesex, 

* Those beginning with " The daughter of." 



Where also were buried the above mentioned Jonas Appleyard 
senr., and Elizabeth his wife, and Ann Rogers their daughter, 
and also Richard Appleyard their son. Robert L. Appleyard. 

[Over each name is (a), (b), (c), (d).] 
[Then comes] 

'*a, Jonas Appleyard, senr., died , aged years." 

b, Elizabeth Appleyard, died 15th August, 1757, aged 55 

" c, Ann Rogers, died 1st July, 1775, aged 36 years." 
♦♦d, Richard Appleyard, died 18th August, 1761, aged 24 

Note — Jonas Appleyard, junr., died at the Hague, in Hol- 
land, and was buried there." Robert L. Appleyard. 

[This Jonas, junr., was a son of the above named Jonas, 
senr., and uncle to Robert Langley Appleyard to whom he 
was godfather. The London Magazine of 18 Oct. 1769, gives 
the death of Jonas Appleyard, senior, which is 3 days anterior 
to his burial at Willesden. Jonas junior's baptism cannot be 
found at Northaw as the Registers are destroyed by fire. 
[After this appears] 

My brother, the above Richard Smith Appleyard, in 1794, 
married Miss Ann Hall, by whom he has four sons." 

" My sister, the above Frances Ann Appleyard, married on 
the 17th Sept. 1795, William Boultbee, fourth son of Joseph 
Boultbee, of Baxterley, Warwickshire, Esq., by whom she has 
several children." 

" My mother, the above Frances Appleyard, died in New 
Ormond street, on the — day of November, 1814, and was 
buried at Wilsden ; where also was buried my aunt, Mrs. 
Elizabeth Jackson, of Mythe, near Tewkesbury; my father's 
sister, and widow of Richard Jackson, Esquire." 

''Robert L. Appleyard." 
"Montague Street, May 21, 1825." 
[Then follows at the end of the Bible.] 

"I was married at Stockport, in Cheshire, on the 80th August, 
1806, to my cousin, Jane Mary Prescot, (who was born the 5tli 
August, 1785), eldest daughter of the Rev. Charles Prescot, 
Rector of Stockport, in Cheshire, (only son of Dr. Kenrick 
Prescot, Master of Catherine Hall, Cambridge, by my father's 
first cousin Mary Appleyard, of Yarmouth, in Norfolk, by Jane 
Dyson, daughter of Joseph Dyson, Alderman of Chester, by 
whom I had the 9 following children, viz : — 

Jane Frances Appleyard born the 16 July, 1807. Died at 
Stockport on the 13 April, 1812, and was buried there. 

Mary Elizabeth Appleyard born 26 Jany., 1809. 

Robert Prescot Appleyard born 22 Sept., 1810. 

Charles Appleyard born 18 Oct., 1811. 

Henry William Appleyard born 24 Jan., 1818. 



Anna Jane Appleyard born 5 March, 1814. 
Frances Margaret Appleyard born 31 July, 1815. 

All the above children were born at my house in Doughty 
Street and christened at Stockport by their Grand- 
father the Eector. 
Louisa Susanna Appleyard born 19th Jany., at my house in 
Montague Street, Kussell Square, and christened at 
Stockport by her Grandfather. 
Francis Needham Appleyard born there the 13 May, ,1826. 
Baptd. the 25 at home by the Eev. 0. K. Prescot and 
registered at the parish of St. George, Bloomsbury, 
Died aged about 2 months and buried in that parish. 
My dearest wife Jane Mary Appleyard (with whom I had 
lived in a state of great happiness near 20 years) was taken from 
me by death on Friday, the 19th May, 1826, and was buried at 
Willesden, on Wednesday, the 24:th, in the same grave wherein 
my father was buried, being the 2nd south from the bricked 
grave of my cousin Mary Ann, daughter of Job Smith of Yar- 
mouth, to the south of the Tower of the Church, 
(sd.) Eobt. L. Applevard, 

Montague" Street, May 26th, 1826. 
My dear child the above Anna Jane died at the house of her 
aunt Susan Brickshaw, at Bridbury near Stockport, on the 7th 
of December, 1837, at ^ past 10 at night, and w^as buried at 
Stockport in the Church there. R.L.A." 

[Here ends the handwriting of Eobert Langley Appleyard 
and the following is that of the late Eobert Prescot Ai^pleyard, 
his son, to which he has added to the first, sixth, and remaining 
j)aragraphs respectively his signature, and to the second, fourth, 
and fifth paragraphs respectively his initials.] 

" My father the above Eobert Langley Appleyard died at his 
house. in Montague Street, the eighth of December, 1843, and 
was buried at Willesden, on Friday, the fifteenth of the same 
month, aged 78 years and 8 months. 

3, York Street, Portman Square, July 30, 1844. 
My brother, the above Charles Appleyard, was married at 
Plymouth on the 22nd of Aug.,. 1844, to Catherine Eleanor, 
daughter of Capt. William Daykin, of Oriel Mount, Totnes. 
[Here ends 1st page of 1st fly leaf at end of the Bible.] 

My brother, the before named Henry William Appleyard, 
died at Auckland in Her Majesty's Colony of New Zealand, on 
the twelfth of July, 1846. 

On the twenty-fourth of June, 1847, a daughter was born to 
my brother, the before named Charles Appleyard, and was 
christened on the 12th of August following, at Harrow Weald, 
by the names of Catherine Jane Selby. 

On the eighth of January, 1850, a daughter was born to my 
brother, the before named Charles Appleyard,.and was christened 



ou the 25tli of June following, at Harrow Weald, by the names 
of Augusta Louisa. 

On the thirtieth of September, 1851, I was married at the 
Parish Church of St. Mary-le-bone, by the Eev. Beresford 
Lowther, to Emma, second daughter of the late Gen. Geo. 

My sister, the above named Frances Margaret Apx3leyard, 
died at her residence Fair Leigh, L'pton Slough, on Thursday, 
the 19th of March, 187-4, and was buried on the Thursday 
following, March the 26th, 1874, at ^Yillesden in the County of 

My sister-in-law, the above Catherine Eleanor, wife of my 
brother Charles Appleyard, died at Hastings, in Sussex, on the 
5th of Sept., 1879, and was bur. in the Brompton Cemetery on 
the following Friday, Sept. 11th, 1879. 

My niece, the above named Augusta Louisa Appleyard, died 
at her father's house Xo. 11, Piedcliffe Square, South Kensington, 
on Thursday, the l-lth of July, 1881, in the 32nd year of her 
as:e, and was bur. in the Brompton Cemetery on the Tuesday 
following, the 19 of July, 1881. 
[Here ends 2nd page of said 1st fly leaf.] 

My brother, the above named Charles Appleyard, died at his 
house No. 11, Eedclifi'e Square. South Kensington, on the 25th 
pf December, Christmas day, 1882, in the 72nd year of his age, 
and was buried in his family vault under the East wall in the 
-Brompton Cemeterv, on the 2Sth of December, 1882." 

Carlton Club, Pall MaU, 

London, Dec. 29, 1882." 

■This latter date only refers to the last entry, and here ends 
handwriting of P.P. A." 

Eobert Prescot Appleyard, eldest son of Robert Langley 
Appleyard, died at 7, Staftord Street, Bond Street, 11 June, 
1886, in his 76th year : Buried at Brompton Cemetery, 16 
June, 1886. He left a widow but no children. 

(sd.i E. N. Appleyard. 

Extract from the Family Bible of Sylvanus Hall, of London, 
Citizen, in the possession of Miss Victoria Appleyard. Interlia. 

Sylvanus Hall died 23 Nov., 1792, aged 62, buried as above. 

"Gentleman's Magazine, 1792, Vol. 2, p. 1062, "23 Nov., of 
an Asthuiatic complaint, Mr. Sylvanus Hall, an eminent Builder 
and Carpenter in Paternoster Eow, and one of the Common 
Councilmen of Farringdon Ward within.'"] 

Ann Hall, dau. of Svlvanus and Ann Hall, married the 5tli 
July, 1791, to Eichard Smith Appleyard. — St. George the 
Martyr. [Southwark.^ 

Eobert Appleyard, the father of the above Eichard Smith 
Appleyard, died 17 Mar., 1795, aged 59. 



Kichard Hall Appleyard, son of the above named Richard 
and Ann, was born on Saturday, the 8th Augt., 1795, at 9 
o'clock at night. — St. Pancras Parish. 

Kobert Boultbee Appleyard, born 12 July, 1797, 8 o'clock 
morning. — St. Pancras. 

Frederick Newman Appleyard, born 20 Feby., ^ before 9, 
morning, 1800. — St. Andrews, Holborn. 

Ernest Sylvanus, born 9 Oct., 1804, ^ before 4 in the morn- 
ing, at Mr. Dowbiggin's house in the parish of Enfield, 

Frederick Newman Appleyard married to Theresa Mordaunt. 
Paddington Green Church. 1826. 

Eobert Boultbee Appleyard married to Ann Leonard, 25th 
July, 1851, at Edinboro.' 

The Revd. Ernest Sylvanus Appleyard married to Ann Eliza- 
beth Jackson, at Saint Pancras New Church, on Thursday, the 
25th day of February, 1886. 

Frederick's dau. born 12 Oct., 1826. Xened by the name of 
Ann Frederica. 

Frederick's son born 6 June, 1829. Xened by the name of 
Frederick Ernest. 

Frances Appleyard, the mother of the above named Richard 
Smith Appleyard, died November the 20th, 1814, in the 70th 
year of her age. 

Frances Ann Boultbee, daughter of the above named Frances 
Appleyard, died April 17, 1830. 

Robert Langley Appleyard, son of the above named Frances 
Appleyard, died Dec. 8, 1843, in his 79th year. 

Ann Elizabeth Appleyard, wife of the Revd. Ernest Sylvanus 
Appleyard, died March the 2nd, 1844. ^t 33. 

The above Richard Smith Appleyard departed this life on the 
31 day of December, 1846, at 26, Bloomsbury Square, of an 
effusion of water from the heart, having enjoyed perfect health 
without a day's illness through life, in his 81st year (his birth- 
day was the 11th November) and was buried in the Kensal 
Green Cemetery, in a vault in the ground. R.H.A. 

Ann Appleyard (daughter of Silvanus and Ann Hall) died on 
the 27 January, 1849, at 20 minutes before twelve at night, at 
26, Bloomsbury Square, of general decay from old age in her 
78th year, having had delicate health thro' life and for a great 
many years in the middle of her life Epileptic Fits, (her birth- 
day was the 4th August). She was buried in the Kensal Green 
Cemetery in the vault with her husband. R.H.A. 

With the permission of the Editor I propose at a near date 
to add some further notes including Wills and Tombstone 
Inscriptions. Henry W. Aldred, 

181, Coldharbour Lane, Camberwell. 




By the Rev. R. V. Taylor, B.A., (continued). 

Beaumont, H. F., S. West RidiDg, 1865; and Colne Valley, 
1885. Henry Fred. Beaumont, Esq., of Whitley Beaumont, 
nr. Huddersfield, is the eldest son of the late Henry Ralph 
Beaumont, Esq., by Catherine, dau. of the late Sir Geo. Cayley, 
Bart.; was born in 1838; and married, in 1857, Maria Joanna, 
only surviving dau. of Wm. Garforth, Esq., of Wiganthorp, 
Yorks. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cam- 
bridge; is a J. P. and D.L. for the West Riding and a Magistrate 
for the North Riding of Yorkshire. See also Burke's " Common- 
ers," and ''Landed Gentry," and Walford's " County Families." 

Beaumont, Sir Richard, Pontefract, 1625. Sir Richard Beau- 
mont, of Whitley Hall, Kirkheaton, Yorks., where the portraits 
are unusually numerous, both in the dining and drawing rooms. 
Besides many others of less interest, there is the stern and 
expressive countenance of Sir Richard Beaumont, Knt. and 
Bart., who was born at Whitley, Aug. 2nd, 1574, and baptized 
at Almondbury ; was aged five months and two days at his 
father's death, and was knighted by James L, July 28rd, 1609. 
On May 18th, 1613, he had a commission to command 200 of 
the trained band of soldiers ; in 15th James I. he was justice 
of the peace and treasurer for lame soldiers in the West Riding 
of Yorkshire. In 1625 he was M.P. for Pontefract and created 
a Baronet by patent dated Aug. 19th, 1628. He died Oct. 
20th, 1631, aged 58, and was buried at Kirkheaton. There 
is an original i^ortrait of him, with crest and arms, in 
possession of the above H. F. Beaumont, Esq., which was at 
the Leeds Exhibition; another engraved by Basire, 4to, proof, 
&c. See also Hailstone's " Photographs of Yorkshire Worthies," 
No. 56; and Canon Hulbert's "Annals of the Church and 
Parish of Almondbury," &c. For an engraving of the " Tomb 
of Sir Richard Beaumont, Bart., in the Beaumont Chapel, 
Kirkheaton," see Whitaker's "Loidis," p. 338, &c. 

Beaumont, Thos. Richd., Northumberland. Thos. Riclid. 
Beaumont, Esq., Colonel and M.P. for Northumberland, died 
July 31st, 1829, at Bretton Hall, nr. Wakefield, (for an engrav- 
ing of which, see the 4th vol. of Neale's " Seats," and 
"Yorkshire Notes and Queries,"); and was succeeded by his 
son, Thos. Wentworth Beaumont, Esq., M.P. For a Biograph- 
ical Sketch of the above, see the Gentleman's Magazine," 
for 1829, vol. 2, p. 274, &c. 

Beaumont, W. B., Northumberland, 1852. Wentworth 
Blackett Beaumont, Esq., of Bretton Park, nr. Wakefield, &c., 
and M.P. for South Northumberland, since 1852, is the son of 
the late T. W. Beaumont, Esq., M.P., by Henrietta Jane, dau. 



of J. Atkinson, Esq. ; was born in 1829 ; married in 1856, 
Lady Margaret Anne, dau. of the Marquis of Clanricarde ; was 
educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge ; is a J. P. 
for the Counties of Durliam, Northumberland, and the West 
Eiding of Yorkshire. He is the patron of six livings. See also 
Burke's "Landed Gentry," & Walford's "County Families," &c. 

Beckett, Rt. Hon. Sir John, Leeds, 1834-'35. The Right 
Hon. Sir John Beckett, 2nd Bart., M.P., D.C.L., F.R.S., &c., 
was a Privy Councillor, and a Bencher of the Inner Temple, 
formerly Judge Advocate General, and M.P. for Leeds, &c., 
died at Brighton, May 31st, 1847, aged 72. He was the eldest 
son of the first Sir John Beckett, banker, of Leeds, who died in 
1826, by Mary, dau. of the Right Rev. Chris. Wilson, D.D., 
Lord Bishop of Bristol. He was born at Leeds on the 17th of 
May, 1775, and educated at the Leeds Grammar School, and 
afterwards at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took high 
honours. He was called to the Bar in Feb., 1803, and went 
the Northern Circuit. In Feb., 1806, he took office as Under- 
Secretary of State for the Home Department ; and in July, 
1817, he was appointed a Priv}^ Councillor. Sir John first 
entered the House of Commons as Member for Cockermouth, 
and succeeded his father in Sept., 1826. He was Judge-Marshal 
and Advocate-General during the Duke of Wellington's Admin- 
istration, from 1828 to 1830, and again during the short period 
Sir Robert Peel was in office, from 1834 to 1835. In Feb., 
1834, on Mr. T. B. Macaulay, M.P. for Leeds, being appointed 
a Member of the Council in India, he had a severe contest for 
Leeds with Mr. Edw. Baines, Sir John polling 1917 votes, and 
Mr. Baines 1951. At the general election of 1835, Sir John 
was returned for Leeds at the head of the poll ; but in 1837 he 
was defeated. He married, in Jan., 1817, Lady Anne Lowther, 
dau. of William, Earl of Lonsdale, K.G., who survived him, 
without issue. He, like his next brother, Christopher, who 
died in March, 1847, died without will, and thus the landed 
estates, estima^ted at £10,000 a year, together with the baronet- 
cy, devolved upon his next brother, Sir Thos. Beckett. A fine 
portrait of him was engraved by Turner, from a painting by 
Schwanfelder, of Leeds, &c. See also Hailstone's "Photographs 
of Yorkshire Worthies," No. 192; and the "Worthies of 
Leeds," &c. 

Beckett, Williajvi, Leeds, 1841-'47 ; and Ripon, 1852-'57. 
Wm. Beckett, Esq., of Kirkstall Grange, nr. Leeds, formerly 
M.P. for Leeds and Ripon, died at Brighton, Jan. 26th, 1863, 
in his 79th year. He was the principal partner in the eminent 
banking firm of Beckett & Co., of the Leeds " Old Bank," and 
for more than forty years held a leading position in the borough, 
and stood high in the estimation of his fellow-townsmen. He 
had filled with ability, prudence, public spirit, and we may even 



say with meekness, a very eminent position in the banking and 
mercantile world. His person was noble and commanding, his 
manners highly popular, his talents good, his mode of speaking 
in public clear and effective, so that he might have taken a far 
more prominent position in politics, if he had chosen ; but his 
never failing moderation led him to decline any peculiar promi- 
nence. He was born at Leeds in 1784, and was the fifth son of 
the first Sir John Beckett, and heir-presumptive to Sir Thos. 
Beckett, Bart. He married, in 1841, Frances Adelina, a sister 
of F. C. Meynell-Ingram, Esq., of Temple Newsam, who sur- 
vived him, without issue. Mr. Beckett was much attached to 
his native town, and was a liberal supporter of its institutions. 
He was the founder of several schools, and contributed largely 
to the support of Churches, educational institutions of all kinds, 
and all its charities. To; the Philosophical Hall, the new In- 
firmary, the intended Mechanics' Hall, the projected Church at 
Headingle}^ and a multitude of other objects, he gave munifi- 
cent donations. He also left £1,000 a year for ten years, to be 
devoted to- Church purposes in the borough of Leeds. A full 
length portrait of him was painted by Sir Francis Grant, R.A., 
and presented to the Leeds Town Hall. It well becomes the 
place it occupies (the Mayor's reception-room), being an ex- 
cellent likeness of one of the noblest of the " Worthies of Leeds," 
a man whose character and deeds will long shed a bright light 
over his native town. There is another portrait of him, standing, 
in uniform, engraved by Lupton, from a painting by Henry 
Smith, of Leeds, &c. An elaborate monument was also erected 
to his memory in the Leeds Parish Church, for an engraving of 
which, see Moore's "History," p. 34, &c. See also the 
"Worthies of Leeds," pp. 506-9, with references, and "Supple- 
ment," p. 672, &c. 

Beckett-Denison, Sie Edmund, West Biding, 1841-59. Sir 
Edward Beckett-Denison, 4th Bart., and M.P. for the West 
Eiding, died at his Doncaster residence, May 24th, 1874, in his 
88th year. This venerable and highly esteemed gentleman 
was a younger son of the first baronet. Sir John Beckett, of 
Leeds ; and was the third brother succeeding to the title. Sir 
Edmund having only come into the baronetcy some eighteen 
months before, on the death of Sir Thomas Beckett, Nov. 17th, 
1872. He assumed the name of Denison on inheriting the 
property of his wife's great aunt. Lady Denison, widow of Sir 
Thos., of Leeds, and a Judge of the Common Pleas. It is by 
this name Yorkshiremen know him best, he having represented 
the West Riding in Parliament from 1841 to 1859, and fought 
one of the most memorable political contests on record. In 
July, 1841, the West Riding election resulted in the return of 
two Conservatives. As Mr. Denison he will also be remembored 
as Chairman for nearly twenty years of the Great Northern 



Railway, of which Hne he was one of the earliest and most 
energetic promoters. It was when the Great Northern under- 
taking was in its infancy that Mr. Denison became more 
especially identified with Doncaster, where he had continued to 
reside ever since, and to which town he had ever been a good 
friend. To his influence, in no small measure, is attributed the 
great prosperity of the town, for not only by its connection with 
the main line, but by reason of the establishment there of the 
plant works of the company, Doncaster has greatly profited 
during the last thirty years. His funeral took place on the 29th 
of May, at Christ Church, Doncaster, which he had been the 
means of erecting ; and it was one of the largest ever known in 
Doncaster. He was succeeded by his eldest son. Sir Edmund 
Beckett Denison, Q.C., the well known Parliamentary barrister, 
and the Chancellor of York, who dropped the name of Denison, 
and who has just been promoted to the peerage. His other 
sons were the late Christopher Beckett Denison, formerly M.P. 
for the Eastern Division of the West Riding; and Wm. Beckett 
Denison, Esq., M.P. for Retford, &c., w^ho married one of Lord 
Feversham's daughters, and has issue, Ernest Wm. Denison, 
Esq., of Kirkstall Grange, and M.P. for the Whitby Division. 

Bedale, Wm. de, Scarboro', 1336. 

Bedale, Wm., York, 1438. 

There was a John Bedale, Vicar of Aysgarth, in 1432; and a 
Robert Bedale, Yicar of Easington, in 1419 ; of Catterick, 1429 ; 
of Garforth, 1430 ; and of Tadcaster, in 1434 ; and a Thos. 
Bedell, Archdeacon of Cleveland, in 1533, &c. 

Bedingfield, Sir Robert, Hedon, 1700. For an account of 
whom, see the extinct Peerages and Baronetages," &c. 

Beecroft, Geo. S., Leeds, 1857-'60, and '65. For an account 
of whom, see hereafter in the next number. 


Yorkshire M.P's. temp. Edward YI. and Mary. .1 shall be 
obliged to any reader of YorksJdre Notes d- Queries who can give 
information respecting or help me to identify any of the under- 
mentioned M.P's. 

Parl. 1547-52. Edward Elderton, Robert Gouche, Heydon. 
John Thacker, Walter Jobson, sat from 1547-1557, Hull. 
William Holme, Alderman, sat from 1547-1557, York. 

Parl. 1552-3.— Robert Shakerley, sat in 1552-3 and 1553, 
Heydon. William Johnson, sat in 1552-3 and 1553, Hull. 
George Dakyns, Scarborough. 

Parl. 1553. — Ralph Scrope, gent., Knaresborough. John 
North, Alderman, Robert Hall, Alderman, sat also for Beverley 



Pael. 1554. — John Long, gent., Knaresborough. Eobert 
Massey, Tristram Cooke, Scarborough. John Beyne, Richard 
White, York. 

Parl. 1554-5. — Robert Kempe, gent., Boroughbridge. Henry 
Fisher, Knaresborough, (called by Willis, Sir Humphrey 
Fisher,"). Thomas Chalys, Knaresborough, (called by Willis, 

Sir Thomas Choloner,"). Francis Ashlaby, Scarborough. 

Parl. 1557-8. — John Browne, gent., Aldbrough. John Gold- 
well, gent., Heydon. Henry Darcy, Esq., Knaresbrough. 
William Hethe, Esq., Thomas Lewkenor, gent., Ripon. Richard 
Josue, gent., Scarborough. Robert Rose, Esq., Thirsk. 
Robert Paycock, York. W. D. Pink. 


RouTH. — An old MS Pedigree, drawn up about the middle of 
the last Century,now in my possession, gives the marriage of John 
Routh, of Scarborough, Esq., with Mary, only surviving child 
of Thomas Lewin, (of the family of Lewin, or Lewen, of Amble, 
Co. Northumberland), by Anne, dau. of Francis Radcliffe, of 
Meldon, Esq. The date of this marriage is not given, but the 
above John Routh was dead before 12th May, 1761; when Mrs. 
Mary Routh is described as a widow, and their daughter Julia 
was aged 19, being then about to marry m}^ great grandfather 
John Hamerton. Verification of the marriage of John Routh 
with Mary Lewin, (portraits of both of whom are still in our 
possession), or any information about the family of Routh, of 
Scarborough, would be most gratefully received by me. 

John Hamerton Crump, Junior Carlton Club, London, S.W. 

|p£irigm of tlje %tatlft!&* 

The Pedigree of the Leaches, of Morton, Morton Moorehouse, 
Gilstead, West Riddlesden, Micklethwaite, and other places in 
the parish of Bingley, in the County of York, from William 
Leach, Great Great Grandfather to David Leach of Riddlesden, 
Thomas Leach of Burlington and Morton Moorehouse, Thomas 
Leach of the Honourable Societies of Greys Inn and Staple 
Inn ; and of Robert Leach of Micklethwaite from Joan Leach. 
(By favour of Henry Cowling, Esq., York, from a parchment 
written in or about 1749.) 

1405, June 3, In the 6th year of King Henry the 4th, he 
by his Mandate appointed John Stanley and Roger Leach, his 
chosen faithful servants, to seize the City of Y^ork and all its 
privileges, and to keep it and govern it separately or together 
till [further orders]. 

1430, Nov., In the 8th year of King Henry the 6th, it ap- 
pears by Deed of this date that John Leche of Slielfe, in the 
parish of Halifax, spelled and wrote his name Leche as by deed 
in David Leach's custody at Riddlesden. 



1491, May 11, lu the year of King Henry the 7th, by another 
deed of this date iii the hands of Thomas Leach, of Burlington 
and Morton Moorehouse, it appears that William Leche and 
John Leche of the parish of Bingley, also spelled their names 
Leche. From this Family one went to Cawarden or Garden in 
Cheshire, and another to Lincolnshire, who then wrote their 
names Leche and do so still. 

1585, July 5th, In the 26th year of King Henry the 8th, 

Joan Leach, widow of Leach, surrendered her estate at 

^lickletliwaite in the parish of Bingley, into the hands of 
Thomas Astley, Esq., then Lord of the Manor, in trust for her 
second son Thomas, John the eldest son being then settled on 
the estate at Morton INIoorehouse. 

1566, Nov. 8, The above Thomas Leach, son of Joan Leach, 
by his Will directed his body to be buried near the Wall of the 
Church called Allhallowes, in Bingley, and gave his Estate at 
Micklethwaite to his son Thomas, and left eight other children 
and made the above John of Morton Moorehouse, his brother, 
his Executor. 

Li the Twenty- second of Queen Elizabeth, John Leche of 
Carden or Cawarden, in Cheshire, bore the above Arms as a 
second branch of the family and so continued. Yiz : Gules, 
Ducal Coronets Or. (See accompanying j^/r/i^'.) 

The above named William Leach had issue : John, Margaret, 
Thomas, Isabella, Piobert. 

John, baptized 8th November, 1584. He married Grace 
Pighills, daughter of ... . by whom he had no issue, 
and aftervN^ards married Anne, daughter of Thomas Maude, of 
West Riddlesdeu, Esq. ; who surviving all her brothers (being 
seven or eight in number), became sole heiress of the family, 
and had issue by her, Thomas, born in 1638 ; Elizabeth. 

Thomas, son of the above John and Anne Leach, married 
Mary, daughter of . . . Hargreaves, of Goldshaw Booth, 
near Padiham, in Lancashire, by whom he had issue : Ann, 
Maudland died an infant unmarried, John, David died an 
infant and unmarried, Mary, Thomas born in 1672. 

Ann, daughter of the above named Thomas and Mary Leach, 
married Pvichard Wainman, of Draughton, near Skiptou, by 
whom he had issue : Thomas, Martha, and Joseph. 

John, son of the above named Thomas and Mary Leach, 
married Mary, daughter of Christopher Hartley, of Barrowford, 
near Colne, in Lancashire, by whom he had issue : David, 
Mary died an infant and unmarried, Thomas, John, Eleazer, 
Benjamin and William. 

Mary, daughter of said Tliomas and Mary Leach, married 
Richard Coates, of Morton, by whom she had issue : David, 
Samuel, Susanna, John died an infant, Ann, Mary. 





Thomas, son of the said Thomas and Mary Leach, married 
Ellen, daughter of Hoyle, of Kirby Lonsdale, in the county of 
Westmorland, by whom he had issue : John, Sarah died an 
infant, Abigail died an infant, Thomas, Mary died an infant,. 
Ann, Isabell died an infant. 

Elizabeth, daughter of said John and Ann Jjeach, was 
married to ... . Sleming, of the kingdom of Scotland, 
by whom she had issue : one daughter named Barbara ; she 
married Michael Mitchell, of Marley Hall, in the parish of 
Bingley, by whom she had issue. 

Thomas, son of said Richard and Ann Wainman, married 
Sarah, daughter of ... . Walker, of Bingley, by whom 
she had issue : John, Thomas, Abigail, and some others who 
died infants. 

John, son of said Thomas and Ann Wainman, married 
Sarah Wood, daughter of Joshua Wood, of Bramley, and 
widow of Samuel Rollings, by whom he had issue : John and 

Thomas, son of said Thomas and Ann Wainman, married 
and had issue : two daughters. 

Abigail, daughter of said Thomas and Ann Wainman, was 
married to Lambert Powell, of Bingley, by whom she had 
issue : four children, who all died infants. 

Martha, daughter of said Eichard and Ann Wainman, was 
married to . . . her first husband ; and to William Halli- 
day, of Tong Parke, near Baildon, her second husband, by 
whom she had issue a son named Abraham. 

Joseph, son of said Eichard and Ann Wainman, married,, 
and had issue a daughter. 

David, son of said John and Mary Leach, was born 15th 
October, 1695, he married Eachael, daughter of Thomas 
Fenton, of Hunslett, by whom he had issue : Mary, born 24th 
February, 1722 ; Thomas, born 16th November, 1725 ; Ann, 
born 4th June, 1728, died 15th April, 1744; Eachael, born 10th 
November, 1730 ; William, born 16th May, 1732. 

[David Leach, the owner of West Eiddlesden Hall, died 8th 
August, 1752, and was succeeded by his son Thomas, in whose 
family I believe the property remained until about 80 or 40 
years ago, when it was purchased by Mr. Greenwood, of Swar- 
cliffe. H. C] 

Thomas, son of said John and Mary Leach, married and had 
no issue, he died August 22nd, 1749. 

John, son of said John and Mary Leach, married Eose, 
daughter of James Emmett, of Morton, by whom he had issue. 

Eleazer, son of said John and Mary Leach, married Martha, 
daughter of . . . Shackleton, of Ingraby, by whom he had 
issue, a son died an infant. 

Benjamin, son of said John and Mary Leach, died a 



William, sou of said John and Mary Leach, married, and 
had no issue. 

John, son of said Thomas and Ellen Leach, married Grace, 
daughter of John Eawsou, of Laund House, near Bingley, by 
whom he had issue, Thomas and Sarah. 

Thomas, son of said John and Grace Leach, now a batchelor. 

Sarah, daughter of said John and Grace Leach, was married 
to Thomas Bland, of Halifax, by whom she had issue, two 
daughters died infants and unmarried. 

Thomas, son of said Thomas and Ellen Leach, was born 
17th July, 1700, he married Ann, daughter of William Garth, 
of Idle, by whom he had issue : William, born 9th June, 1727, 
died 8th November, 1737 ; Ann, born 12th March, 1728; Ellen, 
29th June, 1730 ; Mary, 3rd June, 1732; Thomas, 26th March, 

1734, died 15th February, 1741 ; David, born 22nd December, 

1735, died 4th May, 1741 ; Benjamin, born 23rd February, 
1739 ; Thomas, born 29th April, 1742 ; Katherine, 8th October, 
1744 ; William, born 9th November, 1747. 

Ann, daughter of said Thomas and Ellen Leach, was married 
to John Hodgson, of Bradford, by whom she had issue : William, 
born 10th March, 1728 ; Abigail, born 4th May, 1731 ; Ann, 
born 4th January, 1732, died an infant; Alice, born 11th 
January, 1734; Thomas, born 15th August, 1736; John, born 
21st July, 1738, died an infant. And married Eichard 
Whitaker, of Piatt, near Manchester, to her second husband, by 
whom she had issue : Elizabeth, born July 1744, died an in- 
fant ; Hannah, born 29th January, 1746. 

David, son of said Eichard and Mary Coates, married Grace, 
daughter of Eichard Wilkinson, of Weskit hill, by whom he 
had issue: Mary, Martha, John, Thomas, Sarah died an infant, 
David died an infant, Sarah died an infant, David died an 

Samuel, son of said Eichard and Mary Coates, married 
Martha, daughter of John Midgley, of Addingbam, by whom he 
had issue : Ann, John, Samuel, now unmarried; Thomas, and 
another died an infant. 

Susanna, daughter of said Eichard and Mary Coates, married 
Samuel Hartley, of Burley-wood-head, by whom she had issue, 
Samuel, now a batchelor. 

Ann, daughter of said Eichard and Mary Coates, married 
Thomas Simpson, of . . . end, near Knaresborougli forest, 
by whom she had issue, Mary and Thomas. 

Mary, daughter of said Eichard and Mary Coates, married 
Silvester Catterson, of Shipton, by whom lie had issue : 
Stephen, Mary, Grace, and Ann. 

Mary, daughter of said David and Grace Coates, married 
Joshua Cowling, of Brunthwaite, by whom she had issue : John, 
David, Joshua, Mary, Grace died, Susan, now infants ; another 
born September 27th, 1749, [this was Samuel.] 



[There were other children of Mary and Joshua Cowling; born 
after this pedigree was made. One of these children (Samuel,) 
married Nancy Leach, daughter of Wm. Leach, younger son of 
David, and this Samuel and Nancy were my grand-parents. 


Martha, daughter of said David and Grace Coates, married 
Joseph Heaton, of Gawthorpe Hall, by whom she had issue: 
Mary, Grace, Peter, Martha, and Joseph. 

John, son of said David and Grace Coates, married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Joshua Firth, of Kipping, by whom he had issue : 
Joshua, Sarah, and David. 

Thomas, son of said David and Grace Coates, married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Jonas White, of Allerton, by whom he 
had issue. 

Mary, daughter of said Thomas and Ann Simpson, married 
Eobert Spencer, of Addingham, by whom she had issue : 
Margaret, baptised in 1556 ; Thomas, baptised 20th December, 
1557, died an infant in January; Isabella, baptised 29th Sept., 
1589, died an infant, unmarried. 

Eobert, baptised 21st July, 159-, last son of said William 
Leach, .... by whom he had issue : John, died an 
infant, in November, 1629 ; Ann, died an infant three days 
after; Abraham, baptised 30th November, 1620; Thomas died 
an infant, in April, 1636 ; Isaac, baptised February 11th, 1626, 
died an infant. 

Abraham, (son of Abraham Leach, son of Eobert Leach,) 
married Susan A' Green, of Morton, and had issue by her ; 
Isaac, baptised . . July, 1663; Isabella, baptised 3rd June, 
1666; Abraham, baptised 13th September, 1668; (Thomas,) 
baptised 12th January, 1670. 

The above-named Isaac Leach, son of said Abraham and 
Susan Leach, married Ann Hill, daughter of Eichard Hill, of 
Gisburn, by w^hom he had issue : Isaac, baptised 13th July, 
1707; Abraham, baptised 7th March, 1708; Thomas, baptised 
in March, 17—. 

The above-named Isaac Leach, son of said Isaac and Ann 
Leach, married Ann, daughter of William Oddie, of Marton 
tops, near Gisburne, by whom he has no issue. 

The above-named Abraham Leach, son of said Isaac and 
Ann Leach, died at Knaresborough, a batclielor. 

Thomas Leach, son of the above-named Isaac and Ann 
Leach, married Jane, daughter of John Tasker, of (Couston,) 
by whom he has issue, a son named Isaac, born the 11th day 
of February, 173(5). 

The above-named Isabella Leach, daughter of said Abraham 
and Susan Leach, was married to Matthew Willman, of Morton, 
by whom she had issue a son, who married and died without 
issue, and another died an infant. 



The said Abraham Leach, son of said Abraham and Susan 
Leach, married Hannah, third daughter of John and Elizabeth 
Rayner, of Adlers Height and Holme, in the Lordship of 
Tong, by whom he had issue: Thomas, born 21st August, 1700; 
John, born 19th September, 1702, he died at Jamaica, in 
America, 8rd April, 1725, a batchelor. 

Thomas Leach, son of said Abraham and Susan Leach, 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Francis Berry, of East Morton, 
by whom he had issue, Thomas a son, born 1701, died at seven 
weeks old. 

The Micklethwaite Family, 1587, August 23rd. 

Thomas Leach, by his will dated this day, gave his estate at 
Micklethwaite, &c., to his brother Eobert Leach, and died 

The said Robert Leach had issue : 

William, he married Agnes, daughter of John Rawson, by 
whom he had issue : John, Thomas, they died without issue ; 
Eobert, Margaret she married — Ferrand, Ellen, Elizabeth, one 
of these married Walter Butler ; Isabella, Margaret, one of 
these married Francis Butterfield. 1612, April 15th. 

The above-said Robert Leach, who had issue Robert, made 
his will of this date, and thereby gave his estate at Mickleth- 
waite, &c., to Trustees during his son's minority, being then an 

This Robert Leach the son of the above Robert Leach, 
married Isabella, the daughter of Giles Bean, 23rd January, 
1629, and died in February, 1675, and had issue : John, 
Margaret, they died infants ; Robert, born on Whitsunday 1636, 
he married Mary, the daughter of Robert Town, in 1662, and 
died 3rd November, 1702. Mary his wife, died 17th April, 
1710, and was buried in the South Chancel of Wakefield 
Church ; Elizabeth, she married Thomas Eastburne ; Thomas, 
Isabella, they died infants; John died unmarried; Thomas died 
young ; John died unmarried ; Isabella, Thomas, they died 
yoimg ; Elizabeth married Samuel Liversedge, of Wakefield, 
and had issue by him a son and three daughters. 

Robert Leach, son of said Robert and Mary Leach, married 
Ellen, the daughter of Thomas Birkhead, of Wakefield, 15th 
December, 1691, he died 12th June, 1728, and had by her the 
following issue: a daughter, still-born, 7th November, 1692; 
Elizabeth, born 26th January, 1693, she married William 
Cowper, of Wakefield, by whom she had issue. 

Mary, born 23rd May, 1695, she married Christopher Hird, 
of Otley, by whom she had issue: Robert, born 11th July, 

1698, and died at nine days old ; Robert, born 28tli November, 

1699, now a batchelor; Ellen, born 8th January, 1700, she 
married Leonard Exley, by whom she had Richard, born 21th 
August, 1702, (afterwards vicar of Addingham,) he married 



Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Liversedge, of Wakefield, by 
whom he had issue : Isabella, born 1st April, 1704; John, born 
26th January, 1706, died 3rd March, 1746, a batchelor. 

(To he continued.) 


Son of Amos Eadcliffe, was born at Netherton, in the parish ^ 
of Almondbury, in January, 1834, and was baptised at Almond- 
bury Parish Church, on the 30th of March following. 

In the registers of the same venerable Church are to 
be found complete entries relating to the birth, marriage 
and death of his father Amos, and his grandfather (who 
married Elizabeth Mallinson in 1771,) great-grandfather (wife's 
name — Beaumont,) and great-great-grandfather, all named 
Charles Eadcliffe, the last mentioned of these being baptised 
there in 1712. The registers of the Church so far back as 
the year 1593 have entries, though mere fragmentary ones, 
relating to the family of Eadcliffe ; and their connection with 
the parish seems to have existed considerably prior to the 
date named. On the 30th June, 1603, we find the death of 
''Eatcliff vidue 88 annos nata," and the life so ended covered a 
period extending through the eventful reigns of Henry VIII., 
Edward VI, Mary, Elizabeth, and just into that of James I. 

Connected with the family at this early date, are to be found 
the names so well known locally of " Glaidhill," Wilkinson, 
Beaumont, Lockwode, and Aimitage. 

With this family must be connected the pedigree of the 
Eadcliffes of Almondbury, Meltham, Brighouse and Smith 
House, Lightcliffe, and the tradition exists in each branch of 
their relationship to the Eadcliffes, Earls of Derwentwater. 
Sir Joseph Eadcliffe, of Milnes Bridge, the great Anti-Luddite, 
represented an offshoot. The local registers and wills, it is 
hoped, will shortly be searched so as to amplify the pedigree 
sheet of this ancient family, whose origin was from the 
Lancashire or Todmorden stock. In the marriage of Sir 
David's son to Miss Horsfall there is an interesting feature. 
Mrs. Eadcliffe is a daughter of Alfred Horsfall, Esq., nephew 
of Timothy Horsfall, Esq., of Hawksworth, a branch of Hors- 
falls, who took their name from, and resided at, Horsfall, near 
Todmorden, before 1270. 

We presented a portrait of Sir David in our last issue, and 
portraits of him appeared in the London illustrated papers at 
the time the Queen so spontaneously and unexpectedly knighted 
him. Her Majesty at the same time gave him the first copy of 
Angeli's engraved picture of Herself, and Princess Beatrice did 








the same. Tlie Queen gave Lady Eadclifte a diamond bracelet 
as a keepsake. For the first time in the history of Liverpool, 
since King John's Charter, the office of Mayor was filled two 
years in succession by one person, viz., Sir David. The 
Liverpool Courier of November 9th, 1886, gave an account of 
Sir David's Mayoralty. With the vacating of the civic chair 
to-day terminates one of the most remarkable and distinguished 
terms of office that has ever characterised the Mayoralty of the 
<)ity. After two eventful years. Sir David Radcliffe will have 
ceased to be Mayor of Liverpool, and remembering the circum- 
stances that have happened during his double term of office his 
Mayoralty will always be regarded as one of the most noted in 
local annals. The position of Mayor of Liverpool is in manj'- 
particulars unique. He has to fulfil functions social, political, 
and judicial, that the head of no other municipality is called 
upon to perform. Excepting the metropolis no city in the 
empire is honoured by so many distinguished visitors as 
Liverpool. These are almost invariably the guests of the 
Mayor, who has to entertain men of note, native and foreign, 
and show them the sights when they come hither. This duty, 
requiring tact and judgment for its proper discharge, has been 
worthily performed by Sir David. His hospitality has been 
liberal, graceful, and judicious, and all the distinguished guests 
who have honoured the Town-hall with their presence retain 
pleasant recollections of the gentleman who now retires from 
the chief magistracy. His hospitalities, during his two years 
of office, partook in no wise of a class character. No section 
of the community was overlooked. The nobility, landed pro- 
prietors, shipowners, merchants, tradesmen, the artisans, the 
school children, and poor, all partook of his generous and 
frequently most timely hospitality. 

Almost immediately after he succeeded to the civic chair. Sir 
David showed that it would not be his fault if his term of office 
were readily forgotten. On the first of December, 1884, the 
soiree of the Associated learned Societies was held, and the 
savants were asked and gladly consented to allow their collection 
to remain in St. George's-hall. On the night following the 
Mayor invited to St. George's-hall about 5,000 persons, con- 
sisting of members of the artisan class and their wives, to a 
soiree at the hall. They were there regaled with refreshments 
and afforded various entertainments. The whole affair proved 
an immense success and a great gratification to a class hitherto 
without proper recognition from the chief magistrate. On 
Christmas- day following. Sir David Eadcliffe distributed to 
deserving poor through the clergy of various denominations 
1,000 hot-pots (each sufficient for eight or ten persons,) ac- 
companied with bread and other additions. As it proved, on 
the following Christmas-day this example was largely followed, 



aud we anticipate that the custom will not be willingly let die. 
Should it continue Sir David will no doubt count it amongst 
the most gratifying of his reminiscences that he was permitted 
to initiate a custom so entirely charitable and so much in 
accordance with the traditions of the festival commemorated. 

In the early portion of the new year, in response to a circular 
issued by the Mayor, a large number of gentlemen assembled 
at the Town-hall for the purpose of considering the advisability 
of holding in Liverpool an International Exhibition. The 
holding of the Exhibition was determined on, and the project 
set on foot. From that date to the close of the Exhibition the 
labour and anxieties undergone by its chairman have been 
enormous. In the first place it should always be remembered 
that the Exhibition was the first great International Exhibition 
ever held outside London. The experiment was a new one. 
In the next place the routine labour alone in connection with 
the initial organization was extremely heavy. Then came the 
selection of the site and other details involving patience, labour 
and judgment. Next there were troubles unforeseen and un- 
avoidable to be overcome which would have discouraged many 
men. But Sir David's courage and determination overcame 
all these ; the gigantic undertaking was brought to a successful 
termination, and was opened by her Majesty the Queen amid 
an outburst of enthusiasm and surrounded by a pomp, cere- 
mony, and grandeur never seen before in Lancashire. That 
historic event is of too recent occurrence, and is too vividly 
fixed in the recollection of all classes of the community to 
require recapitulation. Sir David received, in recognition of his 
great services in connection with the inception of and carrying 
to completion the Liverpool International Exhibition, at the 
hands of his sovereign, the honour of laiighthood. On all 
hands the distinction was felt to be a well-merited one, a great 
honour to its recipient and a compliment to the city over which 
he so worthily presided. 

In other capacities. Sir David's two years of mayoralty will 
be pleasurably regarded. To show that it is only necessary to 
recount some of the interesting events that took place during 
that period in addition to the Exhibition. On the 12th of Jan- 
uary, 1885, Sir David and Lady Kadcliffe gave a grand fancy 
dress ball at the Town-hall. This splendid entertainment was 
arranged in the most happy way, and those who had tlie 
pleasure of being present retain a vivid recollection of the 
brilliancy of the scene. First of all 400 children were enter- 
tained to a ball and supper by the Mayor and Mayoress ; and 
this was followed by an adult ball. The costumes in both 
instances were magnificent, and the entertainment in every 
sense a complete and sumptuous one. A grand Masonic ball 
was also held at the Town-hall on the 8th January, at which 



Sir David received the Eight Hon. the Earl of Lathom, the 
grand master of South-west Lancashire (who had his portrait 
presented to him,) and all the leading members of the craft. 
The Mayor has entertained members of the Koyal Family, 
H.E.H. the Prince of Wales, the Prince of Battenberg, Princess 
Beatrice, and other distinguished personages, as also the Earls 
of Derby and Sefton and other noblemen associated with the 
neighbourhood. But the most memorable event of course was 
the visit of her Majesty and the opening of the Exhibition. 
For the first time, we believe, in history, the Queen was the 
guest of a Corporation, and for two nights stayed at Newsham- 
house, which, mainly at the instance of Sir D. KadcliJSe, was 
suitably furnished for the entertainment of the illustrious 

The junction made by means of the Mersey tunnel between 
the Lancashire and Cheshire sides of the river was completed 
during Sir David's mayoralty. Meeting midway in this great 
example of engineering skill, the mayors of Liverpool and 
Birkenhead — the two muncipalities most interested in the 
scheme — shook hands and exchanged mutual congratulations 
on the successful termination of this vast undertaking. The 
formal opening by the Prince of Wales, when his Eoyal High- 
ness was entertained by the mayor, took place under the most 
brilliant circumstances. 

A very interesting event happened on the 28rd of April, 
1885, when the silver wedding of the mayor was celebrated, 
and a suitable presentation took place at the Tov/n-hall. On 
the same day the marriage of his son, Mr. F. M. Eadcliffe, to 
Miss Horsfall was celebrated at Formby. The retiring mayor's 
public work has been of • the most continuous and varied 
description. He has presided at bazaars, soirees, and at public 
entertainments, and his ready assistance and generous patron- 
age have never been denied to any deserving object. But it is 
chiefly in connection with the working classes that Sir David's 
ofiicial career v^^ill be best remembered. His entertainments to 
them were as happily conceived as thej' were most generously 
and unostentatiously carried out. Without the smallest 
appearance of patronage, Sir David received as his guests 
thousands of artisans of the city. Although this was disinter- 
estedly done, and without popularity seeking, it has given rise 
to a feeling of gratitude on the part of a class who have hither- 
to been neglected in municipal entertainments, but who fully 
appreciate such a distinction when it is conferred upon them. 
Sir David's worthy example in this respect will no doubt be 
taken up by the gentlemen who may follow him iji the dis- 
tinguished oflice he now vacates. 

In connection with his entertainments to the artisans, one 
of the most memorable was the At Home " which was given 



on October 3rcl, by Sir David at the Library, Museum, and 
Art Gallery of the city to about 5,000 artisans, representing 
300 firms and 50,000 workingmen. Concerts and other enter- 
tainments were provided, and the whole was one of the most 
pleasant as well as the most novel entertainments ever held in 
the city. The completion of the Stanley Hospital, a most 
desirable medical institution, is due in a great measure to Sir 
David's co-operation, for two new wings were added at a cost 
of £3,000, collected by him. He also has taken a deep interest 
in the Saturday Hospital movement. He attended upwards of 
40 meetings, and placed himself entirely at the disposal of the 
workingmen, with a view of encouraging them in this most 
desirable charity. The Hospital Saturday Fund has been 
largely augmented, and this increase may be in a great measure 
traced to the active encouragement which Sir David Eadcliffe 
gave to it. As a souvenir of his mayoralty a presentation of 
the Mayoress' badge, containing a portrait of her Majesty, will 
be held in high esteem by the ladies whose lot it may be to 
succeed Lady Eadcliffe in the position of Mayoress. With the 
different corporate officials the Mayor has always worked most 
amicably, and he has ever been ready to give his time and 
great practical knowledge to the promotion of any work which 
would advance the interests of the city. As a politician Sir 
David has always been an active and consistent member of the 
Conservative party. But during his term of office he has acted 
with an impartialty that has won for him the respect of men of 
all parties. In no sense has he allowed his personal or political 
opinions to interfere with the discharge of his duties as the 
chief magistrate. His remark was, ' I am Mayor of Liverpool, 
and as such will know no party,' and this policy he has invari- 
ably pursued."- 

Arms : — Gules a Bend engrailed Or, gutte de sang, between 
four roses, two and two, saltirewise, Argent, stalked, leaved 
and slipped proper. And for a crest on a wreath of the colours 
out of the battlements of a tower proper a Bull's head sable, 
armed and gorged with a collar gemel Or, in the mouth a Rose 
gules, stalked, leaved and slipped proper. Motto — "No thorn 
& no rose." 


Feances Peckett. Richardson. — The late Mr. Swift, of 
Sheffield, a local antiquarian and genealogist, amongst other 
information relating to Christopher Richardson, the Puritan 
Rector of Kirkheaton, sent me the following derived from one 
of several documents which had been lent to him by some 
family (resident as I suppose at Sheffield,) and probably con- 
nected with Edward Prime, one of the ejected" of Sheffield, 
and one of whose daughters became the second wife of the 
Rector of Kirkheaton. 



** 1 July, 1658." Release from Thomas Richardson, of 
Creeton (now Creating,) County Suffolk, to Christopher Richard- 
son, of Kirkheaton, Clerk, and John Richardson of Sheriff 
Hutton, Husbandman, Executors of the last will and testa- 
ment of Frances Peckett, late of Sheriff Hutton, widow, 

I can find no trace of this will being proved either in London 
or York ; as the will would probably give some particulars of 
the respective parties I shall feel much obliged if any person 
having possession of the document will kindly communicate 
with me. 

I shall also be glad to hear from the family who lent a 
variety of family documents relating to Christopher Richardson 
to the late Mr. Swift, of Sheffield. 

I notice that upon the confirmation of Christopher Richardson 
in the living of Kirkheaton, after the death of Richard Sykes, 
(who had been ejected by the parliament) by Thomas Went- 
worth, the patron, one of the witnesses to the document was 
John Peckett, probably Alderman Peckett, of York. I am also 
told that there was a Mr. Peckett of York, who was famous for 
his stained glass windows. 

John Richaedson, Ravensfell, Bromley, Kent. 

Jeffrey Richardson was born in some town in Yorkshire, 
England, about 1693; was a brewer; came to Boston in 1720. 
Will you put me on the right road to find this out. If it is the 
commencement of the road, I shall plod on, much pleased with 
what helps me along. Geo. H. Richardson, Newport, R.I. 


Bodge. — In Marshall's Genealogical Notes pp. 5 and 252, I 
find mention of Wm. and Thomas Boge as of the parish of 
Medilthorpe in Yorkshire, and I am very anxious to know if 
any of the name still survive in Yorkshire. Henry Bodge and 
wife Elizabeth were living in Kittery, in the province of Maine, 
from 1673 to 1685. Henry was a shipwright. 

I have been unable hitherto to connect this Henry, who is 
my ancestor in the seventh generation, with any in England ; 
In fact I have never been able to find any rtference to the 
name Bodge in any English book. The name was spelled by 
this Henry, and invariably by his descendants, Bodge. 

Can any one give me any information regarding the name ? 

G. M. Bodge. 

E. Boston, Mass., U.S.A. 

[The name Bogue, we have met with in Y'^orksliire, but never 
Bodge. Is Boge a misprint for Boye in Dr. Marshall's Notes? 

Capt. Wm. Turner (second query,) was probably one of the 
Turners of S.W. England, and no way related to Yorkshire.] 



Mansell, or Leeds, &c. — Josepli Mansell, of Leeds, married 
Miss Cope or Cape, Bunhill Kow; (vide Gentleman's Mag. 1770). 
How was lie related to W. W. Mansell, who wrote in 1850 a 
' Histonj of Maimsell, Mansell, or Mansel T 

Can anyone oblige me with particulars of the descent of either 
of these Mansells ? 



Hanson l^thi^Xtt. — Contimiedfrom j)- 91. 
In our copy of the Hanson Arms from the old parchment 
pedigree we gave the colouring of the cap of maintenance as 
ermine, whereas the grant by Norroy, King of Arms in 1658, 
and borne by the whole family since is argent, and mantled gules, 
doubled argent. 

On page 91 we broke off with the Norwood Green branch, 
and for two or three generations up to Edward Hanson of 
Wyke, or John Hanson of Mixenden (b. 1647), mentioned in 
0. Heywood's Northowram Begister, we require farther researches 
to come to a decided statement as to whether the Joshua 
Hanson who married Grace lies, widow, was son of one or the 
other. From this time all is clear. Edward, elder son of John, 
of Norwood Green (p. 91), is given in Mr. Joseph Hanson's 
pedigree, as father of Edward Hanson of Wyke and of John, of 
Mixenden, whose son Joshua was bap. Feb. 16, 1683. Whether 
he (or a Joshua son of Edward, of Wyke,) married Grace lies, 
is disputed. The husband of Grace lies is described as of 
Brackenfoot in Kirby Overblow, and Woodside in High Fernley. 
On the 13th of August, 1723, he married Grace lies, widow, (p. 
218, Xortliowram, Register). She was probably Grace Mallory, of 
(East) Keswick, and mar. lies, about 1713, as John lies, born 
June 25th, 1714, is entered in the Hanson family bible. 

Joshua and Grace Hanson had issue : — 

Grace, b. 1724, at Brackenfoot; married twice, first husband, 
— Wright, issue two sons W^illiam and James. William mar. 
Elizabeth Hanson, his first cousin, and had two sons William 
and James Wright. 

Samuel, b. 1726, Rachel, b. 1728, Fanny, b. 1731, mar. — 
Bentley, and Joseph, b. 1734. 

Samuel, the eldest son of Joshua, died 1798, m. Ann Sharp, of 
Laurence Waltham, Berks, b. 1726, died 1774; issue (1) William 
b. 1749, d. 1750; (2) Ann, b. and d. 1750; (3) John, b. 1751, d. 
1752 ; (4) Samuel, b. 1752 ; (5) James, b. 1753, d. s. p. ; (6) 
EHzabeth Ann, b. 1755, d. 1760; (7) Fkancis, b. 1756; (8) 
Edward, b. 1758, (father of James, b. 1791, d. 1877 ; Charlotte, 
b. 1793, d. 1879, Edward, b. 1795, d. 1879,) (9) Harriet, b. | 
1760, d. s.p., mar. Eev. — Butler, of Inkpen, Newbury; (10) j 
Charlotte, b. 1761, mar. John Bobbins ; (11) Eachel, b. 1764, j 



d. 1705 ; aud (12) John Micklem, b. 1767, father of Mary (mar. 
C. Grant,) Fannj^ (mar. Dr. Langmore, Finsbury Square, Lon- 
don,) Tiiomas and John. 

Of the dtth and 7th children, we give pedigrees of their 

Samuel, born 1752, mar. (1802) Ann, d. John Hundells, 
Cornhill; issue— Ann Butler, b. 1806, d. 1808, Sarah Ann, b. 
1810, d. unmarried, 1861 ; Henry Edward, b. 1811, d. unmar. 
1864 ; Samuel, b. 1804, d. at Zurich, 1882, mar. (1) in 1832, 
Mary C, dau. N.S. Machin, Esq., of Bishop Stortford, d. 1867; 
mar. (2) Margaret D'Aubney. The issue by the first wife are — 
Mary, b. 1833, d. 1859, having married the Kev. C. J. Bird, and 
leaving two children, Ashley and Oswald; Kate, b. 1834 ; Bertha 
Hed-eih, b. 1837, d. 1854, bur. at Ashsted, Surrey; Hesketh, b. 
1839, mar. Jane Anna, dau. coli. James Johnston, Esq., Hamp- 
stead Manor Hall, and has issue — Mary Beatrice, 1863, Wilfrid 
Junus, 1864, Anna Eosalind, 1866, Mary Machin, 1867, Ger- 
trude Mary, 1869, Eeginald John Edward, 1870, Mary Frances 
Anna, 1872, Oswald Hesketh, 1873, Herbert James, 1875 ; 
(Sir) BeyinaU, b. 1840, M.A., Trin. Coll. Camb., Alderman of 
Billingsgate, Sheriff, 1881-2, Knighted by the Queen on her 
visit to Epping Forest to declare it free to the public, the pre- 
sent Lord Mayor of London, mar. in 1866 Constance H. dau. 
coh. Charles Bentley Bingley, Esq., Stanhope Park, Middlesex, 
issue — Gerald Stanhope, 1867, Francis Stanhope, 1868, Maud 
Constance, 1870, Cyril Stanhope, 1871, d. 1871, Violet Mabel, 
1878; Omald, b. 1841, d. 1842; Edith, b. 1843, mar. W. B. 
Cheales, Esq.; and Gertrude, b. 1817. 

Francis, seventh child of Samuel and Ann Hanson, b. 1756, 
mar. Martha Peele, died 1810, after which he married again 
and settled in France. The children of Francis and Martha 
were — Ann, 1779, mar. John Austin, of Cowley, issue — Ann, 
1806, d. 1876, Mary, 1807, mar. John Warne, John, mar.— 
Stevens, Martha mar.— Hance ; Samuel, 1783, d. 1803; Martha, 
1787, mar. Piev. Thomas Koy, Woburn, and their son. Rev. 
John Wriothesley Bnssell Pioy, died s.p. 1864 ; Joshua Fle.sher, 
1782, d. 1847, mar. Nancy Swaine, issue— (1) Mary, b. 1813, 
mar. George Jeudwine, Line. Inn, barrister, whose children 
are — Rev. George Wynne J., 1849, Yicar of Upton Gray, 
Hants; Mary; John Wynne J., Lincolns Inn, barrister; (2) 
Alfred, b. 1816, of Middle Temple, Comptroller of Legacy Duty 
Office, Somerset House, mar. Frances Harriot dau. Rev. John 
Clarke, Vicar of Clayhidon, Devon, (see Duntze, Burke's 
Peerage), d. 6 Jan., 1886; issue — Frances Duntze, 1849, mar. 
T. N. Laurence, Line. Inn ; Alfred WiUiam, b. 1850 ; Harriet 
Clarke, 1852, mar. Bernard s. Rev. John Gibson, Vicar of 
Ferneaux Pelham ; John Clarke, 1854, LL.B., Cambridge; (3) 



Tlieodosia, b. 1818; (4) Cyras, b. 1819, married Mary Hare^ 
but died s. p. 1877; (5) Stephen, b. 1825, Caius Coll., Cambridge, 
Eector of Weeting, Norfolk, mar. Catharine Harman, issue — 
Edward, B., 1858; John, d. 1884, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. ; Rose; 


Edward Hanson, of Wyke, brother of John H., of Mixenden,. 
was father of Joshua, (his fourth, son,) one of the two Joshuas 
recorded as marrying Grace lies. Edward's eldest son was John 
Hanson, of Wyke, bap. May 27, 1684, married Feb. 28, 1717, 
Sarah, dau. William Hanson, of Arthington and Osmundthorpe, 
by his wife, Grace. The issue of John and Sarah were — Grace, 
d. 1723 ; Edward, of Hackney, b. 1724, mar. his first cousin 
Sarah d. Edward Hanson, of Okenshaw ; John, b. 1727; Wm. 
b. 1728, see below ; Sarah, b. 1731, mar. — Nicklin, and their 
dau. Ann mar. Eev. — Cappe ; Benjamin, b. 1734, see postea-^ 
Eachel, bap. 1737, mar. — Clarke, d. s.p. William, abovef b. 
1728, of Manchester, was buried at Sland, Pilkington, in 1798, 
having married (1) Elizabeth — , d. 1769, aged 32, and (2) Mary 
— , d. 1822, aged 72. The issue of the first wife were— Sarah, 
mar. — Kershaw, of Halifax, (and had Martha, Mary, William, 
Sarah, Joseph,) and (2) J. Denison, of Manchester, (and had 
one son, Edward Hanson Denison, of Sunbury); Joseph, b. 
about 1774, d. s.p. 1811. He resided at Strangeways Hall, 
Manchester, Col. of Manchester Volunteers. " The Weavers' 
Friend;" a portrait medal was struck in 1810 to his honour, 
39,600 subscribers. (Howell's State Trials, xxxi.); Edward; 
Mary ; Jane, mar. — Colquhoun, of Dumfries, issue, two sons, 
three daughters. 

The issue of William H., of Manchester, by the second wife, 
—James, 1784, d. 1787 ; Elizabeth, 1787, d. 1787, and William, 
1778, d. 1791. 

Benjamin, b. 1734, brother of William H. of Manchester, 
mar. — Laurence (d. 1810) ? of Walthamstow, had issue, Mary, 
Sarah, Joseph, John, Edward, Benjamin, Joseph, Joseph, 
Elizabeth ; two of these married, viz : — John and Benjamin. 
John was thrice married (1) to Mary Marriott, Northampton, 
(2) Mary Coney, (3) Mary Hudson in 1804. The first wife bore 
him— Eliza, b. 1793, d. 1824, mar. in 1822 the Eev. James 
Pinkerton who d. 1835, aged 44, and their daughter Elizabeth 
H. P., b, 1824, mar.— Eedden; Marij, b. 1796, d. 1865, mar. in 
1820 Wright Stuckberry, issue, Ann, 1821, Mary, 1824, d. 1825, 
Eliza, 1826, d. 1860, Thomas, 1830, d. 1857 ; John, b. 1798, 
d. s.p. 1823 ; a daughter, died at school. The second wife bore 
him a son Benjamm, d. at age of 21. The third wife had Sarah, 
b. 1805, mar. in 1830 John Mee, issue, Mary, John, Eachel, 
George ; Rachel, b. 1807, mar. in 1830 Joseph Mee, had Hanson, 
Sarah, Ellen ; George Lawrence, b. 1809, mar. Louisa Emberton 
Malin, son George emigrated to America; Jane, d. infancy. 



Benjamin, before-named, son of Benjamin, was born in 1772, 
died, 1836, having married Elizabeth Davies, b. 1782, d. 1853, 
issue— (1) Benjamin, b. 1803, mar. in 1832, Lauretta, d. Charles 
Plater, (issue, Benjamin, b. 1833, d. s.p. 1863; Lauretta, b. 
1835, mar. Fredk. Young; Vincent, b. 1838, of Adelaide, S.A.; 
Elizabeth, b. 1840, d. 1881 ; Kichard Davies, b. 1842, d. 1843; 
Yioletta, b. 1843.) ; (2) Sir Eichard Davies H., b. 1805, Chief 
Justice of Australia, Knighted by the Queen, 1869, d. 1876, 
mar. in 1851, Annie Scanlon, (issue, Sarah Elizabeth, 1853, 
mar. in 1876 Eustace B. Grundy ; Kichard Davies, 1855 ; Alice 
Maud Amy, 1857 ; Ellen Caroline, 1859 ; Laurence William, 
1863, d. 1875 ; Edith Annie, 1865.) ; (3) Elizabeth, b. 1807, d. 
1858; (4) Joseph Lawrence, b. 1808, d. in Australia in 1870, 
twice married, leaving issue by his first wife, Kuth Lavington ; 
(5) William, Civil Eng., b. 1810, mar. in Australia, 1847, Annie 
Colvin, issue, William Colvin H., and Marion, wife of Charles 
Tefnant; (6) Edward died, 1872, mar. first, in 1841, Eliza 
Penn Nicholson, issue, — Edward, 1842, mar. 1871, Caroline 
Anne d. Kev. John Offord ; SopJda, 1844, d. 1865 ; Alfred Penn, 
d. 1848 ; Laurence Ford, b. 1849, d. s.p. at Kimberley, S. Africa, 
1882; Ernest John, b. 1853, d. 1877. The second wife, Catalina 
King, whose mother was a Chilian, bore to Edward H., senior, 
Catalina, 1866, Margarita, 1869, Kenneth Edward, 1871 ; (7) 
Sarah Mary, 1815, d. 1882; (8) Ellen, b. 1817, mar. in 1845 
Thomas Sadler Eeed, and has issue, Hanson, Eisdon, and 
Walter; (9) Caroline, b. 1820, d. 1886, mar. in 1848 Eobert 
Forman, d. 1886. 


Edward Hanson's second son was Joseph H., of Oxheys, 
Hipperholme, afterwards of High Fernley, the father of eight 
children : 

1. Joseph, bap. 1720, killed, 1731, by a horse at Wadehouse, 

2. Edward, bap. 1722. 

3. Susannah, bap. 1724, bur. 1742, at Northowram. 

4. John, bap. 1726, bur. 1727, at Coley. 

5. James, bap. 1728. 

6. Joshua, bap. at High Fernley, Feb. 19, bur. at Coley, 
Ap. 23, following, 1730. 

7. Samuel, bap. at High Fernley, July 12, 1732. 

8. William, bap. 1734, buried 1735. 


Edward Hanson's third son was Edward H., of Okenshaw, 
Wyke, bap. July 26, 1690, mar. May 6, 1714, Martha d. Joshua 
Stansfield, of Horton, Esq., issue — Edward, b. 1714, Naval 
Officer, d. s.p. at sea ; Sarah, b. 1718, mar. her cousin Edward 
H., of Hackney; Joshua, bap. Mch. 17, 1720, and John, the 



second son, b. 1710, d. 1801, mar. Catherine Matthews, d. 1807, 
aged 88. Their portraits are in the possession of their great 
grandson Wm. Uay H. The issue of John and Catherine were — 
Kobert,1744, Sarah, 1745, Ehzaheth, 1748, mar. WilliamWright, 
her first cousin, Edward, d. inf., Eobert, h. 1755, Sarah, b. 1757, 
mar. — Seymour, America, & John, b. 1752, d. 1841, mar. Mary, 
dau. Conrad Abben, (a Hanoverian,) b. 1752, d. 1837. He 
resided at Lower Mall, Hammersmith, J. P. for Middlesex, 
family tomb near Ealham Church Tower. The portraits of 
John and Mary Hanson are in the possession of their grandson 
Joseph H. 

Of their family we must now treat. 

A. George, Sarah, Ann, Elizabeth, Edward, and Thomas 
died in infancy. 

B. Benjamin, b. 1781, d. 1845, mar. in 1812, Mary Brookes, 
b. 1791, d. 1866; issue— (1) Mary Ann, 1813, d. 1866; j;2) 
Emma Elizabeth, 1814 ; (3) Ellen Louisa, 1816 ; (4) Confad 
Abben, 1817, d. 1869, Civil Engineer, mar. in 1847, Louisa S. 
Batkin, and has issue (a) Charles Rastrick Hanson, C.E., born 
1850, mar. at Columbo in 1883, Margaret, dau. of John Kyle, 
C.E., of Glasgow and Ceylon, (b) Julia Constance, b. 1852, 
married in 1870 Robert C. Hanrott. (c) Conrad Wild, 1853, 
mar. in 1881 Janet Lucy, dau. James Eraser, (d) Mabel Isabel 
1855, mar. in 1875 Joseph William Wilson, (e) Mary Louisa, 
1857, mar. in 1881 Sidney G. Marshall, (f) Annie Florence, 
1859. (g) Harry Wallis, 1869. 

■"(5) Henry, b, 1819, d. s.p. (6| Isabella, 1821, mar. Girton. (7) 
Lucy Jane, 1824. (8) Octavia Sophia, 1826, mar. — Johnson. 
(9) Juliana, 1828, mar. Edw. Alf. Cowper, C.E. (10) Joseph 
Decimus, 1832, of Oakdale Park, Turtle Mt., Manitoba; mar. 
in 1856 Henrietta Winefrede C. Scoles, and has issue John 
Rastrick,- Charles Ignatius Lucien, Robert Stanley, George 
Augustus and three daughters. 

C. John, mar. Sarah Hobv, who died in 1814, aged 31 ; issue, 
(1) John, 1804, d. 1809. (2)*^ Sarah, 1807, d. 1875. (3) Charles, 
b. 1809, a doctor in America, whose son, Charles Elliot, H., of 
Aurora, Illinois, (born at Ontario,) married M. M. Wagner. 
(4) Emily, 1811, d. 1829. (5) Mary, 1813, married Rev. Alex. 
Wylie, Shanghae, he d. 6 Feb., 1887, whose daughter Mary 
was born in 1849. 

D. Joseph, b. 1784, d. 1861, at Edinburgh, buried at Nor- 
wood, London, mar. in 1809, Margaret, only d. and h. of 
William Bay, Esq., Hammersmith. She died at her son 
Joseph's, Rastrick House, Clapham, 1864. Their issue is — 
(1) Margaret Bay, b. and d. 1810. (2) Margaret Bay, b. 
1812, married in 1834, Thomas son of William B. Gurney, lEsq., 
Government Shorthand Writer, issue— John Howard, Margaret 



Hanson, mar. Wm. Masterman, Edith Harriet, mar. John 
Dixon, M.D., and Arthur Frederick mar. Ehoda, dau. Admiral 
Broughton. (3) Louisa Abben, b. 1815. (4) Joseph, b. 1816, 
d. 1818. (5) Amelia, b. 1818, mar. Joseph Tritton, banker, 
issue — Joseph Herbert, 1844, mar. Lucy Jane, dau. of W. Abel 
Smith, Esq.; Charles Ernest, 1845, mar. Edith, dau. of Fredk. 
Green, Esq. ; Annette Amelia, 1847, mar. Wm. Leatham, s. 
J. Gurney Barclay, Esq. ; Jessie Margaret, 1857 ; Ethel 
Harriet, 1858, d. 1885. (6) Harriet, b. 1820, mar. Key. Zachary 
Nash, Langley, Bucks., M.A., Camb. (7) William Day Hanson, 
b. 1822, of Bowden Derra, Launceston, J. P. for Cornwall, mar. 
in 1849, Margaret Mary only child of H. Hocken, Esq., issue — 
Margaret Mary, 1850, d. 1862, William Everard Henry, 1851, d. 

1852, Annie Florence, 1852, William Hubert Henry, 1853, Solr., 
mar. Emma Louisa Frances, dau. Maj. Gen. Komer, K.A., 
Alice Isabel, 1854, Eeginald Edward, 1856, Harriet Nash, 
18^7, d. 1863, Edgar Eastricke, 1858, M.E.C.S., L.E.C.P., Ed. 
Arthur Trevivian, 1860, Eosalie Guendolen, 1861, Alfred, 
(M.E.C.S.) and Wilfred, 1862, the latter died same year, Wilfred 
Eastricke, 1865, Conrad Ernest, 1866, d. 1880. (8) Joseph 
Hanson, b. 1824, d. 1878, mar. in 1847 Catherine dau. Edward 
Baldock, Esq., issue — Kate Mary, 1849, Henry Eastrick, 1850, 
B.A., Eleanor, 1851, mar. Eev. Thos. LI. Edwards, Beatrice, 

1853, Clara, 1854, d. 1858, Ada Dorville, 1855, d. 1859, Norah, 
1858, Eric Dorville, 1860, Adeline Harriet, 1862, and Eobert 
Edward Vernon, 1866. (9) Anna Maria, b. 1827, mar. Eev. 
Wm. Pulsford, D.D., Glasgow. 

E. Mary, b. 1786, mar. John Cooper, a son died in infancy. 

F. Eliza, mar. Wm. Budden. 

G. William, b. 1790, M.A., of Cambridge, Curate of St. 
George, Botolph Lane, married Eliza Wood, died 1880, s.p. 

Edward Hanson's fifth son was Samuel, Minister at Ossett, 
married Feb. 1, 1727, Mrs. Mary Jepson, sister-in-law to the 
Eev. J. Dickenson. She had a daughter Mary, b. 1728, 

married Taylor. (See "Nonconformist Eegister," ed. by 

J. Horsfall Turner.) 

Edward Hanson's sixth son was James% of Woodside, Wyke, 
bap. Sep. 16, 1699, mar. Dec. 17, 1729, Ann, dau. John and 
Hannah Wood, of Bramley, and had issue — John, b. 1730, 
Mary and Judith, twins, 1732. 

Edward Hanson's daughter was Sarah, who married, Jan. 3, 
1717, John Williamson of Cleckheaton, and had a son and 
three daughters ; she afterwards married Jonathan Vicars, of 
Halifax, Dec. 13, 1725. 

Y.G. L 




Benson §BhxQXtt~Continuecl 
* Edward Hanson =F Jane Beaumont 

= daur. of Henry _ 
Jocelyn, 5tli son | 
of Sir H. Jocelyn Jane 
of Stanley in Wakefield 

Dorothy Margar. Katherine Maria 

I I I 

Elizabeth Frances Cecilia 


= Elizabeth d. 
of Thos Pritchard 
of Sowood Green 


= Mary, d. of 
Thomas Kent of 

Eobert = Elizabeth 

William of Stanley = Katherine, d. of Gervase 
Hatfield of Hatfield Hall, Esq. 

Benj. bap. 1685, will 1758, 
I proved 1762. 
=p M. Dixon 


John, 1682 
Thos., 1683 
Gervas, 1691 
Martha, 1696 


John (a) 
= Elizabeth 

Thomas, b. 1718 
=^Mary (d.l787) 
d. of Thos. 

I i 

Dorothy- Sarah(6) 
= David Hems- 
worth of Monk 
Fryston Hall. 
bap. 1716 


= Mary, d. 
of Ealph 
Collett, of 
Oulton, mar. 

1722, at 

John (c) Benj. 
=Penelope = widow of 
Pingo, sis. Willm Lewis 
of Benj. P., 
York Herald. 


Benj . Hems worth 
her 1st cousin 

John Thomas Penelope b. 1777 Mary b. 1779 
d.y. d.y. =pThomas Lewis npSam. Oliver 
of Chester, in (in 1808) 

1802 4. 
a quo Thos. Hanson Lewis, Esq., Frant. 


* 13th in descent from Roger de Rastrick, 1251. 

t See Yorkshire Notes, p. 91 Genealogist Part, eighth line from top of page. 



Katlierine (d) Mary [e) Martha Ealph (/) Hannah Anne 
= 3rdEarlof ='W. John, =Martha 1736.-1792. oh.s.p, 
Aberdeen Dawson s.p. Proctor Elizth. 1808 

Katherine of Thorp, Lofthouse, and East Ardsley, 
bap. at HaHfax, 1774 
=P Benj. Dealtry, J.P., Cambridge. 

Catherine and Dinah, both died s.p. in 1879. 

(a) John Hanson, bap. 1714, of High Holborn, London, 
merchant, died Aug. 24, 1770, will proved Aug. 29th. (His 
wife, dau. of Thos. Bland, of Halifax, died Dec. 6, 1762, aged 
27, ob. s. p.) He leaves to John Hanson, his nephew, the 
family estates at Stanley and elsewhere, and appoints, as 
executors of his will, Mr. Eobert Saltonstall, John Smyth, of 
Heath, and John Hanson, his nephew. 

(b) Dorothy Sarah, d. 1767. Benjamin Hemsworth, her son, 
married a daughter of Thomas Hanson. 

(c) John, bap. 1749, of Stanley, near Wakefield, and Lon- 
don, merchant. He married Penelope, dau. of Thos. Pingo, 
artist, in 1773, at St. Andrews, Holborn. 

(d) Died at Budding Park, Yorks, 1817, aged 85. 

(e) Born 1734, d. 1785 ; issue—Wilham Dawson, an officer 
in the army, ob. s. p., and Ealph, who left issue. 

(/) Capt. Ealph (19th Eegt. of Foot) bap. 1747, d. at Eipley, 
1815, mar. (1) Martha, sister of the Countess of Effingham, 
the dau. of Medcalf Proctor, of Thorp-on-Hill. He mar. (2) 
Susannah, dau. John Hatfield, sister of John Hatfield-Kaye, 
the bro. in law of the last Earl of Strafford. She d. 1812, 
aged 69. 


Clakksons of Bradford. — At the time of the Eev. William 
Clarkson's death (1660) the papers of administration recite the 
names of three children only, — Sarah, Martha and Hannah, 
and it has been supposed they were the issue by his second 
wife, Frances Maud of Bierley. 

I know that in some of the early printed records (e.g. Whita- 
ker,) it is said that Elizabeth Sharp, his first wife, left no issue. 
I am inclined, however, to think that she had, at least, three 
children, Eobert, Mary and Esther, and the following are my 
reasons for thinking so : — 

Extract from Heywood's Diaries, Vol. I, p. 294. Jan. G, 1672-3. 

*' I went to the funeral of Ester Clarkson to Bradford, — her 
father was minister of Addle." 



Extract from letter to William Clarkson of New York, from 
Mr. Edward Hailstone, dated Horton Hall, Bradford, May 20, 

" In a sort of scrap book, the Kev. Tliomas Sharp speaks of 
certain legacies given by his father (John Sharp*), mentioning 
the names of Mary and Esther Clarkson, and a legacy of £24 
15s. Od. to Eobert Clarkson — and in a memo. " of trees in 
unkle D. Clarkson's wood at Idle, taken Jan. 21, 1675." I have 
also a copy of a deed from Eobert C, citizen and draper of 
London, to Stansfield. 

Unless we assume that the Eev. William Clarkson had a son 
Eobert, then Eobert of Chelsea, London, had an only nephew, 
Eobert, a son of the Eev. David Clarkson of London, — but this 
Eobert could not have been more than 25, when his uncle 
Eobert died in 1695-6, an age almost too immature to have the 
care of a large property. If the Eev. William Clarkson had a 
son Eobert, he must have been, at least, 45, when his uncle 
Eobert died in London. 

Again, — the widow of the Eev. David Clarkson instituted a 
suit (1706) against Eobert, the Executor of his uncle Eobert's 
will. It is more reasonable to think that the widow would 
engage in legal proceedings against her nephew than against 
her son. 

Of the three names referred to above, Eobert, Mary and 
Esther, I assume Mary to be the same person whose name 
occurs in the pedigree of the Stansfields, printed in James' 
History of Bradford, at the end of the 2 Vol., p. xxii. Mary 
called two of her children Eobert and David, probably after 
her two uncles in London. These names do not occur among 
the generations of the Stansfields. 

I am also of the opinion that Eobert Clarkson, of Chelsea, 
London, w^as Lord of the Manor of Idle, and that his nephew, 
Eobert Clarkson, his executor, sold the Manorial Eights to Sir 
Walter Calverley in 1714 (after his uncle's death,) for £700. 
My reasons are as follows : In Sir Walter Calverley's Memo. 
Book, in the British Museum, is this note — 

" 1714 — When Mr. Thompson went away I desired him to 
see if he could prevail with Mr. Clarkson, who was Lord of the 
Mannour of Idle, to give me lieve to inclose some part of the 
comon for the use of the Chapell at Idle. Sometime after he 
writ me word he had been with him and he told him that he 
was bargaining with his cozen, Eobert Stansfield for it. There 
was to be a proviso that if his father did not approve, it was to 

* John Sharp married Mary, a sister of the Eev. William Clarkson and 
thus would have heen the uncle of Robert, Mary and Esther. The Robert 
Clarkson, Citizen and Draper of London, was also an Alderman of that citj'' 
and was a brother of the Rev. William Clarkson. He left a large property — 
his personal estate alone was estimated at £30,000 or £40,000. He made 
his nephew, Robert Clarkson, his Executor. 



be void. He wi-it to liis uncle Clarkson to let him know that 
his father would not stand to the bargain, etc. Sir Walter 
Calverley then purchased the Manorial Eights for £700. So 
the writing was signed by Mr. Robert Clarkson and his wife, 
Mrs. Jane Clarkson, on the 11th Day of January, 1714. Mr. 
Stansfield was concerned at the missing of it, he offered his 
uncle i'lOO more to break the bargain."" 

Notes of Fines, Co. York, Hilary, 1, Geo. I. No. 186. 

Walter Calverley, Bart., plaintiff; Robert Clarkson and 
Jane, his wife, defendants, of the Manor of Idle, also of 3 
messuages, 2 cottages, 2 tofts, 1 fulling mill, 3 barns, 3 gardens, 
3 orchards, 5 acr. land, 2 acr. meadow, 3 acr. pasture, 2 acr. 
wood, 20 acr. moor, and £25 rent, in Idle, Thorpe, Wrose and 
Windell ahas Windhill. Robert and Jane grant and warrant 
for selves and heirs of Robert and receive £700 for the con- 

If, as I have assumed above, Robert, the Executor of his 
uncle Robert, of Chelsea, London, was the son of the Rev. 
William Clarkson of Addle, you will notice by the annexed 
pedigree, that said Robert could have been the uncle as well 
as the cousin (by marriage) of Robert Stansfield. 


Eev. WiUiam 
b. 1614 
m. — 
d. 1660 

1. Elizabeth 
b. 1606 •? 
m. — 
d. 1650 

: 2. Frances 

Mary -p John Sharp 

b. 1616 
m. 1632 
d. 1679 

b. 1604 
m. 1632 
d. 1672 


1. Robert 


2. Mary 


3. Esther 




b. 1648 
m. 1675 
d. 1727 


Rev. Thomas 
b. — 
m. 1668 
d. 1693 



b. 1676 
m. 1703 
d. — 

[— 1. Elizabeth 
B agnail 

= 2. Faith 





b. 1617 

m. — 

d. 1695-G 
*' Of little Chelsea, in 
the parish of Kensing- 
ton, in the Co. of 
Middlesex, Esq." 
Alderman of London. 
Lord of Manor of Idle. 

1. Samewel 

2. Samwell ] 
Clarkson | 

3. Margaret = Benjamin 

Clarkson Dry den. 


[notv the wife) 
" my sister 
Elizabeth Taylor." 
E. C's. will. 

Sir Ealph = 

a.d.c to 
Gen. Monk 

I buried at Crayford, 
j Kent, Apl. 29, 1653. 

See E. C's. will. 

4. Mary 

John Knight 

b. 1648 

m. — 

d. 1695 
of Langold, 

Hester = John Clarkson, 
Knight Esq., of Kir ton, 
son of William* 
Clarkson and 
Ehza Williamson 

Hannah Knight = Thomas Stones 
m. 1708 

Eobert Clarkson, of Little Chelsea, about the year 1666 was 
in trade in London with Saml. Howard, Mercer. 

I have lately discovered the will of Eobert, brother of the 
Eevs. William and David Clarkson. He was an Alderman of 
London, and I am inclined to think also the Lord of the Manor 
of Idle. 

N.Y. ■ 

Bower. — John Keresforth of Keresforth, mar. a dau. of 

Bosoile. Their son John married Barker; their 

Eobert married Warde, and had two 


children — Gabriel, 

and Grace, the wife of Eobert Bower of Barnsley, whose son 
Eobert Bower, of Barnsley, died 1659, the father of Nathaniel 
(aged 18 in 1665,) and Joshua. Cawthorne Eegisters give : — 
William s. Eobt. B., bap. 1678. Nathaniel Bower (father's 
name omitted) bap. 1678. John s. Eobt., bap. 1704. George 
s. Eobt., bap. 1707. John s. Nathaniel, bap. 1714. Nathaniel 
s. Nathaniel, bap. 1717. Jonas Bower's children bap. 1748-61. 

* Probably the same William whose tombstone is in the Church at Kirton, 
Notts. (" Clarksons of New York," Vol. I., 14.) 



John s. Xatlianiel, bap. 1755. Jonas s. Nath., bap. 1763. 
William s. Natli., bap. July 20, 1766. Francis s. Jonas, bap. 
1767. John s. Nath., bap. 1776. The last John was father of 
John Bower, d. s. p., and Elizabeth. 

The same names occur frequently in Bradford Registers ; 
can vou connect the line ^vith Dugdale's record, as given above. 



Squire. — Drake's Ehoracum, p. 31:2, records the inscription 
on the monument of Robert Squire, in St. Michael Belfrays, 
York. He was M.P. with William Thompson for Scarborough, 
1705, and he rebuilt the treasurer's house at Cathedral Close, 
York. His arms are given as Impaling 1. Sa. Three swans' 
necks arg. for Squire. 2. Ai'g. on a chevron inter 3 heads 
erased sa. 3 mullets or. Bower. An escutcheon of pretence of 
the second. He was the fifth son of William Squire, and was 
born at Uskelf Manor in 1648. In the "Life of Marmaduke 
Eawdon," p. 17, a Marmaduke Squire, the son of a Yorkshire 
gentleman, was sent to the Canary Islands to be Mr. Eawdon's 
assistant, and tlie editor adds "he was probably a member of 
the gentilitial family of Squire then seated at Ulleskelf." 

Any particulars relative to the family of Squire, settled at 
Ulleskelf about 1637, will be gratefully received by J. T. Squire, 
33, Birdhurst Eoad, Wandsworth, S.W. 

[The Editor has reason to think, see IlMeij Ancient and 
Modern, that the Swires are the same family. See Pedigree of 
Swire in Whitaker's Craven.] 


Gold and Guile. — Any information in regard to these 
families in England will be appreciated. Charles Burleigh, 
Secty. the Genealogical Society, Portland, Maine, U.S.A. 

[Not known in Yorkshii-e. Gill is an old I'orkshire name. 

Shepard, Pieeson, Boyce. — I. Margaret Stouterville m. 
Eev. Thomas Shepard or Shepherd, of Cambridge, Mass., and 
I am anxious to gather information relating to Shepards in 
general. Then, too, I am inclined to think that 11. Eev. 
Abraham Pierson, father of the first rector of Y'ale College, was 
b. in the vicinity of Bradford, as notes in my possession of 
extracts from Bradford Parish Eegisters, contain the name of 
Abraham Pearson three times. I suppose the spelling does not 
signify. These Pearsons were of Thornton, Bradford and 
Wibsey, 1605-1611. Eev. Abraham Pierson must have been b. 
about "^1613. He was, I think, a Grad. of Cambridge. III. 
Rev. Peter Prudden, of Milford, Conu., U.S.A., m. Joanna 



Boyce,* who was one of four coh's of property at Edgton, Go. 
York. They came over about 1640. I write these items hoping 
that they may fall into the hands of some one interested in 
them enough to give further information. It is becoming more 
and more desirable to establish clearly the pedigrees of our 
English ancestors, as family history among Americans is 
rapidly gaining a pre-eminent position among the better classes. 

E. N. Sheppard. 
[Pearsons are numerous in Bradford and Halifax Kegisters. 
Around Whitby are families who retain the older spelling 


WAED. — Among the graves in one of the churchyards of the 
parish of Wandsworth in the county of Surrey, known variously 
as " Mount Nod," or "The Huguenots' Cemetery," or ''The 
French Churchyard," is a vault with the following inscription: 

Top. — Armorial bearings : Party per pale ; dexter a cross 
flory, for Ward ; sinister, two fesses, wiih three escallops in 
chief, for Errington. Crest : An antelope's head erased. 

South Side. — In the vault under this stone are deposited | 
the Remains of Errington | second son of Geo. Ward, Esq., | of 
this Parish, by Mary his wife | daughter of John Errington of 
Preston | in the County [of] Northumberland, Gentm., | who 
died ye 26th day of Nov., 1769, Aged 8 years. | 

East End. — Here lyeth the Body of | Hannah, Daughter of 
Wm. Ward of London, | Merchant, by Margaret his | wife 
daughter of John Luiskill of Whitby | in the County of York, 
Gentm. | She died ye 28th day of May, 1777, | Aged 19 years. 

West End. — Here lyeth the Body of | Mary, wife of George 
Ward, I Esq., who Departed this Life | the 4th day of October, 
1780, I Aged 51 years. | 

North Side. — Here lyeth the Body of | George Ward,f Esq., 
of this Parish I Eldest son of Robert Ward of Whitby | in the 
County of York, Merchant, | who departed this life the 7th day 
of Sept., 1777. I Aged 49 years. 

* Extract from Mrs. Joanna [Boyce] Prudden's will, probated at New- 
Haven, Conn., U.S.A., 1681. 

" Mrs. Joanna Bishop sometimes Prudden, late of Milford, now of Stamford 
in the Colony of Connecticut," &c., &c. [She m. 3rd, Rev. John Bishop of 
Stamford.] . . . " and concerning the revenue that I shall dye possessed 
of in old England comonly called by the name of Edgton, Kerbye moreside 
and Southfields, now in my behalf, one that Mr. John Dickson looks after, it 
forming my share and proportion of which revenue or annuity is ten pounds 
by the yeare," &c. 

t On the 23rd Sept., 1777, letters of admon. concerning the goods of 
George Ward issued from the Prerogative Court of Canterbury to Mary 
Ward, widow and relict of the deceased. 



Also his sister Elizh. Wilson, wife of | Francis Wilson , Esq., 
of Yauxhall, who | who (sic) departed this Life June the 10th, 
1805 ['? 1806] i Aged 79 years. | 

The whole of the gravestones in this hurial ground have heen 
copied and are printed in the 1st A'olume of the Proceedings of 
the Huguenot Society of London, with notes of the wills and 
administrations extracted from the P.C.C. at Somerset House, 
by Mr. J. T. Squire. 

[As space will allow we hope to give a large collection of 
notes on the Wards of Givendale, Otley, Bradford, &c. — Ed.] 


Bowes. — I shall be very much obHged if you, or any of your 
numerous correspondents, could assist me to discover the link 
that is missing in the pedigree showing descent from Kichard 
Bowes mentioned on page 99 of Yorkshire Genealogist as the 
purchaser of Babthorpe, also mentioned in Burton's Moiiasticon 
and Langdale's Topograpliical Dictionary. The above Eichard 
was son of Martin, 2nd son of Sir Martin Bowes, Lord Mayor 
of London 1516, and from him I can trace a pedigree to one 
John Bowes of Cowick, 1702, who married Frances, dau. of 
Xath. Topham, of Duffield, Gent. This John had a son John, 
born 1698, and daus. Jane and Frances ; here I stop. I have 
however a written statement of Mrs. Frances Browne of Selby, 
who was a daughter of Eichard Bowes, my great, great, grand- 
father, that her grandfather's name was understood to be John, 
that he or his father owned Babthorpe, Bowthorpe, Hagthorpe, 
and other property in Hemingborough, in Howdenshire. That 
he had 3 sons, viz. — 1st, John who lived at Selby, known as 
Captain Bowes, who had a son John; 2nd, Eichard of Darling- 
ton, Mrs. Brown's father (see Foster's Yorkshire Pedigrees, 
Hutchinson's and Surtee's Durham, Longstaffe's Darlington, 
Burke's Royal Descents, Burke's Extinct and Dormant Peerages, 
&c.) ; and 3rd, Thomas, Coroner at Selby, where he died and 
was buried 1777. I am very desirous of making out who 
Eichard's (of Darlington,) father was, and cannot help thinking 
that John of Cowick is the man. Eichard of Darlington was 
born about 1710. E. 

Bodge, — The surname Bodger is not unknown in the East 
Hiding, and is probably derived from Lincolnshire. In 
Cornwall, Boger and Bodgener are surnames (Charuock"s 
" Patronymica Cornu-Britannica.") C. S. Wake. 

The name referred to in my *' Miscellanea Marescalliana " is 
no doubt Bog, a by no means uncommon surname. 

George W. Marshall. 

Langley. — At Hipperholme, near Halifax, there has been a 
family of this name for three centuries. A few times in the 



early Hue, and frequently during the present century the name 
appears as Longley. The Langleys of Hipperholme nearly 
always have Mr. before their name in the Registers, and were 
considerable property owners. 

Mr. Richard Langley, bur. at Halifax, 1683. 



bap. 1643 


d. 1708 


1653, d. 
1705, ux- 
or d.l682 

d. 1668 

1 I I 
Jeremh. d. 1655 

Joshua b. 1 658, 

d. 1662 

John d. 1670 

John b. and d. 1679 
Infant d. 1682 

Sarah, b. 1679 
d. 1680 
Sarah, b. 1680, d.y 
Ann, b. 1682 
Mary, b. 1683 
Sarah, b. 1684 

Abraham, b. 1686 

I I I I 

Rich., b. 1687 
Elizab., b. 1689 
Judith, b. 1693 
Stephen, b. 1694 
d. 1721, of 
Brighouse, gent. 

Ellen, 1715 
d. spinster 1778. 
William, b. 1717 

Ambrose Longley, of Hipperholme, was father of John (1623), 
and Grace (1625). John buried a daughter Sarah in 1657, 
aged one year, and his wife in 1658. 

Lightcliffe Register gives Matthew Longley's burial in 1741, 
Sarah Longley's excommunication in 1722, and Sarah Longley's 
burial in 1760. 

Elizabeth Langley, widow, was buried in 1727 at Halifax. 
The names of Mr. Richard, Mr. Abraham, Mr. Edward Langley 
are of constant recurrence in the township books. 

Hartshead Register gives : 1643, Nov. 28, buried — a soldier 
that died at John Langley's. 

Joseph Langley, Card-maker, of Brighouse, 1784, and his 
family are all registered at Hartshead. Ed. 

Further Notes on Yorkshire Langleys will oblige. — A.F.L. 

Spofforth — In the lY. Yol. of Testamenta Ehoracensia, pub- 
lished by the Surtees Society in 1871, and edited by the learned 
Canon Raine, I lately came across (at page 26) the Will of 
John Carre of York. It is dated A.D. 1487, and one of the 
numerous bequests is as follows — 

*' Also I bewit to the Abbot of Seynt Marie Abbay, a payr of 
" Spectacles of sylver and gylted, and a bonet that was 
sumtyme the Bisshoppis of Hertforth." 



The note to this bequest is as follows : (p. 29.) 

Thomas Spofforth, Bishop of Hereford, resigned his See in 
1448, and hegSLU prebendinare in S. Mary's Abbey, York, on Augt. 
5, 1456. Adm. recolenda3 memoriae Tho : Episc Hereford inter 
septa mon B. M. Ebor. diim vixit prebendinantis, et ibidem 
decendentio," was granted to John Shalford, monk of that house 
(Reg. test. 11, 334a). 

The Bishop was probably a native of the Yorkshire village 
which bears his surname. Among the Eobin Hood ballads is 
one that relates to the outlaw robbing the Bishop of Hereford. 
It is quite possible that our Bishop fell into the clutches of the 
Barnsdale rover and lost his money, unde nomen et carmen. 
It was not every day that a Bishop of Hereford found his way 
into Y'orkshire. The Lines of the ballad are — 
" Some will talk of Eobin Hood 

And some of Barons bold ; 
But I'll tell you how he served the Bishop of Hereford 
When he robb'd him of his gold." 

Canon Piaine being asked for an explanation as to the an- 
achronism apparent between the supposed time during which 
Robin Hood performed his exploit, viz : (temp. John, & Richard 
the Lion-hearted) replies as follows — 

"Robin Hood must not be treated as an historical personage, 
with a date assigned to him. The Ballads seem to be of the 
15th and 16th centuries, and a robbery of Bishop Spofforth 
might easily be incorporated in them. They are, no doubt, 
by various writers, and of various dates." 

Can any of your correspondents or contributors throw further 
hght on the subject ? 

In the Surtees Society's publication, 1871, of the Register of 
the Guild of Corpus Christi, p. 19, appears the following entry: 
"Decimo anno (1417-1418). 
Agn. Spoforth ) 1 1, x- 

Matil. Spoforth } 

Have you any means of ascertaining what became of these 
two sisters of the Abbot ? 

In Davies' Municipal Records of York (Appendix,) is an 
interesting mention of Abbot Thos. Spofforth and his muni- 
ficence to the Corpus Christi Guild (pp. 248-9, 254», 260), yet 
he exceeded this in building the palace during his episcopacy 
at Hereford, and in erecting the splendid window in Ludlow 
Church. S. 


Barraclough. — Mr. Thomas Barraclough, of 8, King Street. 
Manchester, has issued a circular inviting any person interested 
in this old Yorkshire name, (appearing as Baroclag' in 1879, 
Beryclife, Barrcliff, and all forms of Burrowcluff,) to send him 
materials for a family history. Remember that every little 



helps, and if you can write the addresses of any of the name 
on a post card, and send it to him, great assistance may result. 
We have about 200 extracts from Halifax Registers for him. 


MiDGLEY. — It is stated in the Appendix to Thoresby's History 
of Leeds that Mr. Joseph Midgley of Leeds, clothier, who died 
in 1759, made a charitable bequest amounting, after the death 
of his widow in 1794, to £800. I shall be glad if any corres- 
pondent can state whether he was related to Robert Midgley of 
Leeds, Surgeon, who was one of the feoffees of the Parish 
Church in 1715, and if so shew the connection. 

Constable. — There was a Monumental Inscription in the 
Leeds Parish Church to the Memory of Everingham Constable, 
of Leeds, Gent., who was a son of Marmaduke Constable, of 
Kexby, and died 6 Jan., 1691. I am desirous of ascertaining 
whether he was married, and if so, whether he left any 
descendants. J. Rusby, P. R. Hist. Soc. 

18, Oppidans Road, Regents Park, N.W. 


Old Yorkshire M.P's. — The following additions to Mr. 
Taylor's interesting Biographical List may be worth inserting. 

Abbot, Sir Maurice, Hull, 1620, 1625, 1627-8. He also 
represented London in 1626. Was an Alderman of London. 
Lord Mayor in 1638. Knighted by Charles I. at Whitehall, 
12 April, 1625. 

Abel, Richard, Richmond, 1719-22. Sat also for Aylesbury 
in Bucks, 1722-27. Was of East Claydon, Bucks, of which 
manor his ancestors were lords for several generations till sold 
by William Abel, his father. 

Amys, Thomas, Thirsk, 1563. The reference to the Harl. 
Soc. Vol. IB, p. 19, though to a family of this name does not 
give this member. I have some doubt if the name should not 
read Thomas " Eyms," who was M.P. for Thirsk from 1555-57. 

Anson, George, Hedon, 1744-47. The celebrated Admiral, 
created Lord Anson 1747, died 1762. 

AsHiLL, Thomas, Knaresborough, 1557. Should be Thomas 

Ashley, Francis, Scarborough, 1555. Should be Francis 
" Ashlaby." I know nothing of him. 

Ashley, Thomas, Boroughbridge, 1563. Should be "John" 
Ashley. He was M.P. for Cricklade in Wilts, 1558-9, but I am 
not sure of his identity. 

Bacon, Nicholas, Beverley, 1563. He was eldest son of 
Lord Keeper Sir Nicholas Bacon, and sat for Suffolk 1572-83. 
Created a Baronet in 1611. 



Baker, Welliasi, Aldborough, 1777-78. Was of Bayfordbury, 
Herts, and afterwards M.P. for that County in seyeral Parlia- 
ments. (Yide Burke's Landed Gentry.) 

Banks, Eichaed, Knaresborough, 1572. Probably ' Eichard 
Banke ' of Quixley, who married Elizabeth, dau. of Gilbert. 
(Yide Foster's Visitations.) 

Beauclerk, Hon. Aubrey, Aldborough, 17G8-74. Only son 
of Yere, 1st Baron Yere of Harworth. Succeeded his father as 
2nd Baron in 1781, and his cousin as oth Duke of St. Albans 
in 1787. Died 1802. AY. D. Pink. 


Feobishee. — Can the line of the Frobisher family be traced 
after the death of Sir Martin (d. 1594) ? His nephew, Martin 
Frobisher died before him; another nephew, Capt. Peter Fro- 
bisher, was his heir. Did Peter die without issue ? and through 
which of Sir Martin's male relatiyes has the line come down to 
us ■? 

Do the registers or real estate transfers of " Xormantown 
or "Finningley" giye information as to how long time the 
Frobishers remained in Yorkshire ? or whether the estates 
descended from Capt. Peter to others of his line ? 

Are the registers in such condition as to permit of examina- 
tion ? and if printed in full, in what publication mav they be 
found ? 

Box 2725, Boston, Mass. Jony Eitchie, Je. 

By the Eey. E. Y. Taylor, B.A., [continued). 

For a portrait of Mr. C. H. xinderson, Q.C., (see the last No. 
p. 99), formerly of Burneston, near Bedale, Y^orks., and M.P. 
for Elgin and Nairn, see the Grapliic for Oct. 23, 1886. 

Appleyard, Sir Matthew, M.P. for Hedon, and Military 
Commander, 1660, &c. See an original portrait of him in 
Hedon Town Hall. 

For a portrait of Mr. John Austin, M.P. for the Osgoldcross 
division in the West Eiding, and the son of the late Mr. J. 
Austin, of Skelton Hall, Y^ork ; (born at Kippax in 1823, 
and was educated there, and at Owens College, Manchester ;) 
see the Graphic for Sept. 25, 1886. 

Beaoiont, Thos. Wentworth, Wakefield and Northumber- 
land, 1818-20. Mr. Thos. Wentworth Beaumont (1792-1848), 
was the eldest son of Thos. Eich. Beaumont, of The Oaks, of 
Darton, and Bretton Hall, Yorkshire, and of Hexham Abbey, 
Northumberland ; Colonel in the Army, and Knight in six 
Parliaments for the County of Northumberland. Mr. Beaumont 



succeeded to the representation of Northumberland on the re- 
tirement of his father in 1818, and was chosen again in 1820, 
without opposition, but lost his election in 1826. This defeat 
was attended with circumstances which led to a duel with the 
Earl of Durham, then Mr. Lambton. He sat for Stafford in 
1830, but on the retirement of the Hon. Mr. Liddell, he was 
restored to the representation of Northumberland, for which 
county he continued to sit till 1837, when he retired, and died 
in 1848. See also the " Gent. Mag.," the "Annual Register," 
Vol. 91; Stephen's "Diet, of Biog.," Vol. IV; and Ward's 
" Men of this Reign," 1885, &c. 

Beckett (Denison), Eknest Wm., of Kirkstall Grange, near 
Leeds, M.P. for the Whitby Division, in the North Riding of 
Yorkshire, is the eldest son of Mr. Wm. Beckett (Denison), 
M.P. for the Bassetlaw Division of Nottinghamshire, and of 
Nun Appleton, Bolton Percy, by the Hon. Helen, third daughter 
of the 2nd Earl of Feversham. He was born Nov. 25th, 1856 ; 
educated at Eton and Cambridge ; married Oct. 4th, 1883, 
Lucy Tracy, only child of Wm. P. Lee, Esq., of New York. 
He is a Conservative, and a partner in the firm of Messrs. 
Beckett & Co., Bankers, of Leeds, &c. A large portrait of him 
was recentlv given in the Yorkshire Post, and a small one in the 
Graphic for'^Jan. 2nd, 1886, &c. 

Beckett (Denison), William, of Nun Appleton, Bolton Percy, 
Yorkshire, M.P. for the Bassetlaw Division of Nottinghamshire, 
is the second surviving son of the late Sir Edward Beckett- 
Denison, M.P., 4th Bart., of Grimthorpe, Yorkshire (who had 
resumed on inheriting the baronetcy the name of Beckett), by 
Maria, daughter of William Beverley, Esq., of Beverley. He 
was born at Don caster in 1826; educated at R ugby and Trinity 
College, Cambridge ; and married in 1855, the Hon. Helen 
Duncombe, third daughter of the 2nd Earl of Feversham. He 
is a banker, head of the firm of Beckett & Co., of York, Leeds, 
and various towns in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire, and 
President of the Country Bankers' Association. He is also a 
Magistrate and Deputy Lieutenant for the West Riding of 
Yorkshire. He is a Conservative, and sat for East Retford from 
1876 to 1880. His London residence is 138, Piccadilly, W. A 
small portrait of him was given in the GrajMc for Jan. 23rd, 

Beecroft, Geo. Skierow, late M.P. for the borough of Leeds, 
died in London, March 18th, 1869, aged 59. Mr. G. S. Bee- 
croft was first returned to Parliament in June, 1857, and he 
retained his seat until the dissolution in 1868, when he resigned. 
Mr. Beecroft was a Conservative in politics, but he was highly 
esteemed by all parties in the borough. He was born at 
Outwood House, Horsforth, near Leeds, November 16th, 1809 ; 
was the eldest son of the late Mr. George Beecroft, of Kirkstall, 



also near Leeds, and of Mary, eldest daughter of the late Mr. 
John Andus, of Selby. He married, first, in 1835, his first 
cousin, Septima Garland, daughter of the late Thos. Butler, of 
Kirkstall Forge. She died in 1837, having had two daughters, 
one died in infancy, and the second died in 1868. He married, 
as his second wife, in 1842, Mary Isabella, only daughter of 
Mr. George Beaumont, J. P., of Halifax, by whom he had issue: 
Geo. Andus Beaumont, born in 1844, who died in 1873, and 
Mary Alice, who died in her infancy. Mr. G. S. Beecroft was 
for many years the chief proprietor of the well known Kirkstall 
Forge, which his father had successfully carried on for many 
years. He was elected without opposition for three successive 
periods, viz., in 1850, 1853, and 1856, as a Town Councillor 
for Headingley Ward. At the general election in March, 1857, 
Mr. Beecroft was the chairman of the committee of the late 
Mr. Piobert Hall, and on the death of Mr. Hall, a few months 
after his election, Mr. Beecroft was himself selected as a can- 
didate by the Conservative party. He had for his opponent 
Mr. Remington Mills, who had been defeated at the preceding 
general election. The contest proved a very severe one, Mr. 
Beecroft having been returned by a majority of onlv six votes. 
The numbers were— Beecroft, 2070; 'Mills, 2064". At the 
general election in April, 1859, Mr. Beecroft was again returned, 
beating Mr. W. E. Forster, of Burley-in-Wharfedale. The 
numbers at the poll on that occasion were — Baines, 2343 ; 
Beecroft, 2302 ; Forster, 2280. At the general election in 
July, 1865, he was placed at the head of the poll ; the result 
being as follows — Beecroft, 3223 ; Baines, 3045 ; Amberley, 
2902. During the eleven years and a half which Mr. Beecroft 
represented the borough he gave himself up thoroughly to the 
interests of his constituents. In the Assize question, the 
Amendment of the Bankruptcy Law, the establishment of 
Inland Bonding Warehouses, and in all matters aflecting the 
commercial interests of the borough he worked incessantly; 
and a more attentive representative, one who underwent more 
X^ersonal labour to accomplish whatever was for the benefit of 
his constituents, never perhaps sat in the House of Commons, 
he being at all times accessible to the humblest of them. He 
was sincerely attached to the Church of England, but accorded 
the utmost freedom to all other denominations. He was a 
Magistrate and Deputy Lieutenant for the West Riding, &c. A 
portrait of Mr. Beecroft was given in the Illustrated London 
News, for Feb. 19th, 1859; and also in Old Yorkshire," Vol. 
2, p. 192, &c. 

Beeston, Hugh, was M.P. for Knaresborougli, in 1597. For 
the pedigree and coat-of-arms of the Beestons, see Thorosby's 
"Ducatus Leodiensis," p. 205 ; also the Appendix to Burke's 

Landed Gentry "; Foster's " Yorkshire Visitations," p. 322 ; 
and Collyer's and Turner's " Hist, of Hkley," p. 219, &c. 



Beisley, Keginald, was M.P. for Knaresborough, in 1553. 
See also Beseley and Beyseley. 

Beseley, Reginald, was M.P. for Scarborough, 1547-53;? 
and again in 1554, and also Recorder. He was elected M.P. 
for Thirsk in 1553, and 1554, and M.P. for York in 1555. 

Beseley, Edwaed, was elected M.P. for Pontefract in 1557, 
and also for Scarborough, in the same year. 

Beyseley, Edwabd, was M.P. for Ripon in 1553. There is 
the will of John Beseley, 1493, in the " Test. Ebor.", and for 
the pedigree of the Besley family, see Foster's "Visitations of 
Yorkshire," p. 218, &c. Brief biographical sketches of the 
above are desired. 

Belasyse, T. E. W., was M.P. for (Knaresborough) in 1805. 
See under Bellasis, &c. The family of Belasyse, or Bellasis, 
of Henknowle in the county of Durham, and of Newburgh 
Park, Yorkshire, has given many representatives to the borough 
of Thirsk. Few families, if any, of our British nobles can 
" Boast a longer line, where time through heroes and through 
beauties steers," than that of the great house of Bellasyse, 
They deduce a genealogy from Belasius, who commanded a 
division of the army of William the Conqueror at the battle of 
Hastings. He had issue, Rowland, who married Elgiva, dau. 
and heiress of Ralph de Belasyse of Belasyse, and who in right 
of his wife assumed the name of Rowland Belasius Belasyse.* 
His great grandson was Sir Rowland Belasyse, who attained 
"his spurs" so gallantly at the battle of Lewes 48th Henry III. 
For further particulars of the pedigree of this family see Foster's 
"Visitations of Yorkshire," p. 231 ; Foster's "Yorkshire Pedi- 
grees"; Graves's "Hist, of Cleveland," p. 57; Hutchinson's 
"Hist, of Durham," Voh 11. pp. 574-5; and Surtees' "Durham," 
Vol. I., p. 203, &c. 

Bell, Ralph, M.P. for Thirsk, 1710-13-15-17. He was the 
son of Robert Bell, of the Hall, Thirsk, who purchased the 
Manor of Thirsk from the Earl of Derby, and died in August, 
1711. He was married at the Minster, York, in March, 1697. 
In 1717 he was appointed by the government one of the 
" Customers " of the port of Hull ; and was buried November 
3rd, 1735; leaving two sons and two daughters — 1, Ralph, born 
in October, 1720; 2, Peter, born in January, 1726; 3, Elizabeth, 
born in May, 1736 ; and 4, Mary. Elizabeth was married to 
Peter Consitt, Esq., of Brawith, and was mother of the late 
Marcop and Peter Consitt, Esqs. Mary married Robert Livesey, 
Esq., of Livesey Park, Lancashire. Ralph Bell succeeded his 
father as Lord of the Manor of Thirsk, and married Anne, 
daughter and coheiress of Edward Conyers, Esq., by whom he 
had two sons and a daughter — 1, John, his eldest son and heir; 

* We would like to see an original deed proving this. — Ed. 



2, Robert, of Kildale (who assumed the name and arms of 
Livesey, in addition to those of Bell), born April 1st, 1768 ; 
married in 1794, Jane, daughter of the Rev. Dr. Cleaver, of 
Malton, and had issue, Marianne, married to Edmund Turton, 
Esq., of Upsall; 3, Marianne, who married, Dec. 3, 1798, the 
Rev. Henry Gale, M.A. John Bell, Esq., the eldest son of the 
above Ralph, was the next owner of the Manor of Thirsk. He 
was born Oct. 3, 1764, and married in 1800, Frances Brady, 
daughter of the Hon. Wm. Barnett ; and had issue — 1, John 
(the next M.P.), who succeeded his father; 2, Frances, married 
8ept. 2, 1823, to the Rev. Wm. Maclean, and had issue, 
Frederick, &c., of whom hereafter ; 3, Jane, who married (1) 
in Sept., 1833, Captain Baynton, of the 12th Lancers ; and (2) 
Major Sanders, of the Austrian service, who died in Jan., 1883, 
aged 83. By his death the estate now comes into the full 
possession of Mr. Reginald Bell, of the Hall, Thirsk. See also 
Burke's "Landed Gentry," &c. 

Bell, John, M.P. for Thirsk, 1841-47-51. He was the eldest 
surviving son of the above John Bell, of the Hall, Thirsk, was 
born Aug. 11th, 1809, and in 1841 he was elected M.P. for the 
borough of Thirsk. He stood on Liberal principles, and was a 
steady supporter of Lord Melbourne's administration, and a 
constant advocate for general education, liberty of conscience, 
the press, and general reform ; although opposed to vote by 
ballot and the repeal of the Corn Laws. He continued the 
popular representative of the borough until the time of his 
death, March 5, 1851, aged 41. Dying without issue, he was 
succeeded in his estates by his nephew, Frederick, son of his 
sister Frances, who assumed the name of Bell only, in lieu of 
that of Maclean. He was born in Dec, 1840, and was a 
Captain in the North York Rifles, but retired ; and also Lord 
of the Manor of Thirsk, Chairman of the Board of Guardians 
of the Thirsk Poor Law Union, a Magistrate and Deputy- 
lieutenant of the North Riding of the County of York. See 
also Grainge's "Vale of Mowbray," p. 73 ; the Gent. Mag. for 
1851, Vol. 2, p. 556; Paver's " York Pedigrees," p. 10; and 
Foster's "Visitations of Yorkshire," p. 495, &c. 

Bellasis, Sir Henry, was elected M.P. for Thirsk in 1586, 
1601 and 1614. He was the son of Sir William and resided at 
Newburgh Park, nr. Easingwold, and was High SheriJff of 
Yorkshire in 1603, and received the honour of knighthood from 
King James 1. at York, on his Majesty's journey to London, 
April 17th, 1603. He was created a Baronet on the first 
institution of the order, June 29tli, 1611. His wife was Ursula, 
daughter of Sir Thomas Fairfax of Denton. He erected his 
tomb in his life-time in York Minster, with the effigies of him- 
self and his lady, his son and two daughters. On his decease, 

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lie was succeeded by liis son, the following Sir Tlios. Bellasis, 
or Bellasyse, M.P. Henry B. was also elected M.P. for Ald- 
borougli in 1597 ; and Henry Bellasis, jun., was elected M.P. 
for York 1628-40 ; and for Thirsk in 1640. 

Bellasis, Robert, was elected M.P. for Thirsk in 1588, and 
again 1592-97. For their pedigree, &c., see Foster's " Visita- 
tions of Yorkshire," p. 231-3 ; Graves's "Hist, of Cleveland," 
p. 57; Hutchinson's "Hist, of Durham," Vol. 2, pp. 574-5; 
Surtees's "Durham," Vol. 1, p. 203, &c. 

Bellasis, Sir Thos., was elected M.P. for Thirsk in 1597, 
1620, 1623-28. He was the son of Sir Henry, and was born 
in 1551. He was created Lord Fauconberg, and Baron of 
Yarm, 3rd Charles I., May 25, 1627; and afterwards in 1642, 
Viscount Fauconberg, of Henknowle. He zealously supported 
the cause of Charles I., and Avas present at the siege of York, 
and battle of Marston Moor ; after the ruin of the royal cause 
hy that signal defeat, he fled to the continent along Avith the 
Earl of Newcastle and others. He died in 1652 and was buried 
at Coxwold. In the church are several monuments of the 
Bellasyses and Fauconbergs ; one (dated 1603) is an extra- 
ordinary structure, built up like a pj'ramid, and full of pillars, 
with capitals, cornices, and rows of shields, &c. Another 
Bellasyse was Chaj)lain to Henry VIII. Henry Bellasis, jun., 
son of this Sir Thos. Bellasyse, Lord Fauconberg, of Yarm, 
was M.P. for Yorkshire in the Long Parliament, but joined 
the King at Oxford. He was a not very distant connection of 
the Fairfax family. To Sir Henry Bellasis there is a handsome 
monument in York Minster, of Corinthian architecture, decora- 
ted with coats- of-arms and three small figures in the attitude 
of prayer. In the upper part, beneath arches, are figures of 
the Knight and his lady, who was a daughter of the famous 
Sir Thomas Fairfax. See also Granger's "Biog. History of 
England," Vol. 3, pp. 143, 213, 218 ; and Vol. 4, p. 174 ; CoL 
Chester's "Westminster Abbey Eegisters," pp. 199, 239, 290, 
338; and "Yorkshire Anecdotes," p. 167, &c. 

Bellasis, Sir John, was elected M.P. for Thirsk in 1620 and 
1640. The Hon. John Bellasyse, or Bellasis, second son of 
Thomas, first Viscount Fauconberg, having distinguished him- 
self as one of the Commanders of the royal army during the 
civil wars, was elevated to the peerage, 20th Charles I. At the 
commencement of the rebellion, he arrayed two regiments of 
cavalry, and four regiments of infantry under the royal banner. 
He was appointed by the King to be Governor of York, and on 
the 11th of May, 1644, he lay in the town of Selby with a force 
of two thousand men, where he was attacked by the Parlia- 
mentarians under Sir Thos. Fairfax, when his force was 
defeated and himself taken prisoner. He had command both 



at the battles of NeAvbury and Naseby, as well as at the sieges 
of Reading and Bristol. He was promoted to the rank of 
Lieut. -Colonel, and appointed Commander of the forces in 
Lincolnshire, Notts, Derbyshire, and the County of Eutland ; 
and immediately afterwards Governor of Newark, which he 
defended against the English and Scottish armies, until com- 
manded to surrender by the King. His Majesty then appointed 
him to the Command of the Royal body-guard of Horse. In all 
these arduous services General Belasyse distinguished himself 
by courage and conduct ; he was frequently wounded, and 
thrice imprisoned in the Tower of London. At the Restoration 
his lordship was made Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of 
the County of York, Governor of Hull, General of his Majesty's 
Eorces in Africa, and Governor of Tangier, and also Captain of 
the King's Guard of Gentlemen pensioners. In the reign of 
James 11. , Lord Belasyse was made First Lord of the Treasury, 
and died in 1689. There is a portrait of him by Vandyck, 
engraved by R. White, &c. At Newburgh Park, now the seat 
of Sir George Wombwell, ore many portraits bearing the names 
of Bellasvse and Fauconberg. See also "Yorkshire Anecdotes," 
p. 31 ; and Morrell's " Hist, of Selby," p. 159, &c. 

Bennet, Wm., was elected M.P. for Ripon in 1592. 

Bennet, John, was elected M.P. for Ripon in 1597, and 1603; 
and Sir John Bennet, LL.D., was M.P. for York in 1601. 

Bennet, Sir John, (d. 1627), M.P. for Ripon and York, 
(Ecclesiastic and Civilian,) eldest son of Thos. Bennet, of 
Wallingford, Berks, was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, 
and appointed junior proctor of the University, April 21, 1585. 
He took the degrees of Bachelor and Doctor of Laws by accu- 
mulation, July 6, 1589, and was appointed ])i'<3l>endary of 
Langtoft in the Ch. of York, March 6, 1590-1. About this time 
he became Vicar-General in spirituals to the Archbp. of York, 
for whom, if we may judge from the inscription on a small 
monument which he placed in York Cathedral, upon the death 
of the Archbishop (John Piers), in 1594, he felt sincere respect. 
The monument is still to be seen, though not in its original 
place, having been removed in 1723 to make way for another 
tomb. In April, 1599, he was made a member of the Council 
of the North, being then Chancellor of the Diocese, and in the 
same year was included in a commission to enforce the Act of 
Uniformity, and other statutes relating to religious questions, 
within the province of York. In 1597 he had been returned to 
Parliament as member for Ripon. In the next Parliament 
(1601), he represented the city of York, and in 1603 was again 
returned for Ripon. He does not appear to have played any 
active part in the House of Commons. In Stow's ' Annals,* 
we read that lie made an * eloquent oration ' to King James 



during his passage through York, April 15, 1G02. The follow- 
ing year (July 23), the King knighted him at Whitehall shortly 
before his Coronation. About this date he was appointed 
Judge of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Not long after 
this he became Chancellor to Queen Anne, and M.P. for the 
University of Oxford. His first wife, Anne, dau. of Chris. 
Weekes of Salisbury, died in York on Feb. 3, 1601, leaving six 
children, four sons and two daughters. She was buried in 
Y'ork Cathedral, her husband placing there a modest tablet 
dedicated to her memory. On June 15, 1620, his eldest son, 
John, who was born at York, and was the father of Henry, the 
first Lord Arlington, received the honour of knighthood. His 
second son. Sir Thos. Bennet, LL.D. and lawyer, was also 
born at York, Dec. 5, 1592, and died in June, 1670. See 
Corte's " Sketches of the Lives of Eminent English Civilians," 
p. 76; and Stephen's "Diet, of Biography," Vol. IV., &c. See 
also Drake's "Hist, of York," pp. 357, 369, &c. ; Wood's 
"Hist, of Oxford"; and Stephen's " Biog. Diet.," &c. 

Benson, Henry, was elected M.P. for Knaresbro' in 1625^ 
1628, and 1640-41. 

Benson, Eobt., was M.P. for Aldboro' in 1673; and Eobt. 
Benson, jun., was elected M.P. for York in 1705, 1707, 1710; 
and was afterwards created a peer. 

BiNGLEY, Eight Hon. Eobert Benson, lord, of Wrenthorpe, 
nr. Wakefield, and Bramham Park, nr. Tadcaster, was the son 
of Eobert Benson, of Eed Hall, nr. Wakefield, a clever, keen, 
ambitious, and not over scrupulous attorney, and Clerk of the 
Assizes in the Northern Circuit ; who went to London and 
obtained a situation under Sir Thos. Osborne, the Lord 
Treasurer. In 1673 he was elected M.P. for Aldborough, co. 
York, defeating five other candidates, one of whom was Sir 
John Eeresby, Bart., of Thribergh, who speaks rather slight- 
ingly of him in his " Memoirs and Travels." He married 
Dorothy, daughter of Tobias Jenkins, of Grimston, co. York, 
who remarried Sir Henry Belasyse, and died in July, 1696. 
He left his son, the above Eobert, ^63000 per annum in land, 
and £120,000 in cash. His son was raised to the peerage in 
July, 1713, having previously been Chancellor of the Exchequer, 
1711-13, and afterwards Ambassador to the Court of Madrid. 
He was the builder of the house at Bramham Park, where 
Queen Anne visited him, and ]presented him with her portrait, 
which may still be seen there. He was also the builder of 
Bingiey or Harcourt House, Cavendish Square, London, now 
the residence of the Duke of Portland. He married the Lady 
Elizabeth, daughter of Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Aylesford, 
and had issue an only daughter, Harriet, w^ho married George 
Lane Fox ; and dying without male issue, the title became 



extinct, but was afterwards renewed. Lady Bingley died in 
Marcli, 1757, aged 78. Lord Bingley's possessions included 
the lordship of Bingley and Gawtliorpe Hall, the manor house 
purchased by his father from the Currer family, about the mid- 
dle of the 17th century. He died April 9th, 1731, aged 55 or 
63, and was buried in Westminster Abbey, leaving his daughter 
estates bringing in i'7000 per annum, and ^6100,000 sterling in 
cash. He was formerly M.P. for York, from 1705 to 1713. 
There is an original portrait of him, large size, full, to right, 
in possession of the Lord Mayor and Corporation of York, at 
the Guildhall, which was at the Leeds Exhibition in 1868. See 
Leeds Worthies," p. 173; Hailstone's "Yorkshire Portraits," 
No. 131; and Col. Chester's "Westminster Abbey Kegisters," 
pp. 331, 390, 413, &c. 

Bentley, Jekemiah, was M.P. for Halifax, 1654-6 : 
Benton, Thomas, was M.P. for Scarbro' in 1450 : 
Benyon, Kichaed, was M.P. for Pontefract in 1802 : of whom 
brief sketches are wanted. 

Beresfoed, Loed Maecus, was M.P. for Northallerton in 
1824 ; and the Eight Hon. John Beresford, M.P., of Bedale, 
was the second son of Sir Marcus (lord) Beresford, the first 
Earl of Tyrone, and brother of the first Marquis of Waterford. 
He was a barrister-at-law, born in 1737, and became a Privy 
Councillor and Commissioner of the Irish Kevenue, 1770-1805. 
He married and left issue — 1, Marcus Beresford, born in 1764, 
who married in 1791 Frances Arabella, daughter of Joseph, 
first Earl of Milltown, and died in 1797, leaving issue by her 
(who died in May, 1840) the Eight Hon. Wm. Beresford, M.P., 
late Secretary at War, &c. For a portrait and sketch of him 
see the Illustrated London News for April 3rd, 1852, &c. 2, 
George de la Poer Beresford, Bishop of Kilmore and Armagh, 
born in 1765, who married and left issue — Marcus Gervais 
Beresford, D.D., Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh, born 
in 1801, ka. The next brother to the Eight Hon. John B. was 
William Beresford, in holy orders, who died Archbishop of 
Tuam, and was created Baron Decies. The Earl of Tyrone 
died in 1763, and was succeeded by his eldest son, George de 
la Poer, as second Earl, who was born in 1735 ; married, and 
had issue — 1, Henry de la Poer, his successor; 2, John George, 
D.D,, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, born 
in 1773 ; 3, George Thomas, a Lieutenant-General and Privy 
Councillor, born in 1781, &c. Lord Tyrone was created Mar- 
quess of Waterford in 1789, and died in 1800; he was succeeded 
by his eldest son, Henry de la Poer, as second Marquess, who 
was born in 1772, and died in July, 1826 ; when he was suc- 
ceeded by his eldest son, Henry de la Poer Beresford, as third 
Marquess, who was born in 1811, and died in 1866; when he 



was succeeded by John Henry de la Poer Beresford, as fourth 
Marquess of Waterford, who was born in 1844, &c. See Ingle- 
dew's "Hist, of Northallerton," pp. 139-40; and also the 
"Peerages and Baronetages," &c. 

Beresford, Admiral Sir John P., K. C.B., and M.P. for 
Northallerton, from 182B to 1832, a distinguished Admiral of 
the white, was the natural son of George, first Marquess of 
Waterford, and brother of the celebrated General, Wm. Can, 
Viscount Beresford ; was born in 1769, and was created a 
Baronet, May 21, 1824 ; and died at Bedale, Oct. 2, 1844, aged 
75, to whom there is a neat tablet in Bedale Church ; and also 
to his second wife, Harriet Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Peirse, 
Esq., who died in 1824; and also to Miss Mary Ann Peirse, 
who was succeeded in the property by her nephew, Henry Wm. 
de la Poer Beresford Peirse, Esq., (son of the above Admiral), 
of Bedale and Hutton Bonville, co. York, who was born Sept. 
27th, 1820 ; married March 2nd, 1848, Henrietta Ann Theodo- 
sia, only daughter of the late Hon. and Kev. Thos. Monson, 
rector of Bedale ; and had issue, the present Sir Henry Monson 
de la Poer Beresford-Peirse, Bart., of the Hall, Bedale, who 
was born in 1850; succeeded as third Baronet in 1873; married 
in the same year Lady Adelaide Mary Lucy, daughter of the 
third Earl of Bandon; is a J. P. and D.L. for the North Biding. 
Heir, his son, Henry Bernard de la Poer, born in 1875, &c. 
The Admiral's second son, by his second wife, was the Rev. 
John George Beresford, M.A., rector of Bedale, who w^as born 
in 1821 ; married in 1846 the Hon. Caroline Amelia, youngest 
daughter of Lord Denman, and has issue, &c. The rectory of 
Bedale is worth £2000 a year, and is in the patronage of the 
above Sir H. M. de P. Beresford-Peirse, Bart. See Whellan's 
"North Biding of Yorkshire," Vol. 2, pp. 103, 108; Walford's 
" County Families "; the Gent. Mag. for 1844, Vol. 2, p. 646; 
the "Peerages and Baronetages," &c.; and also Ward's "Men 
of this Eeign," 1885 ; Ealfe's " Naval Biography," IV. 97; and 
Stephen's " Biog. Diet.," Vol. IV., &c. 

Bergh, John de, was M.P. for Scarbro' in 1327. 

Berkeley, George, was elected M.P. for Hedon, in 1734 and 

Beseley, Edw., was elected M.P. for Pontefract in 1557; and 
also for Scarbro'. And Edward Beyseley, was M.P. for Ripon 
in 1553. See page 186-7 postea. 

Beseley, Reginald, was M.P. for Scarboro,' 1547-54 ; and 
was also Recorder. He was also M.P. for Thirsk, in 1553-55; 
and M.P. for York, in 1555. See also before under Beisley, 
Reginald, who was M.P. for Knaresbro' in 1553. For the 
Besley family, see Foster's "Visitations of Yorkshire," p. 218. 



Best, Thomas, was M.P. for Ripon in 1620 ; see Foster's 
Yorkshire Pedigrees," and Burke's "Landed Gentry," &c» 
Of whom a brief sketch is wanted. 

Bethel, or Bethell, Hugh, was M.P. for Yorkshire in 1654r 
and 1656. 

Bethell, Henry, or Hugh, was M.P. for Knaresbro' in 1660; 
and Sir Hugh Bethell was M.P. for Hedon in 1660-61. 

Sir Walter Bethell, Knt., of Alne, Yorkshire, who died in 
1622, and was buried at Alne on the 2nd of March, was suc- 
ceeded by Sir Hugh Bethell, Knt., of Ellerton, who died in Jan. 
1662 ; having married Frances, daughter of Wm, Frankland, 
of Thirkleby, and was buried at St. Michael-le-Belfrey's, in 
York, Aug. 26, 1673. Slingsby Bethell, M.P. for Knaresboro', 
1658, and Sheriff of London, 1680, was one of his brothers; 
and married Mary Burrell, of Huntingdonshire. He was bap- 
tized at Alne, Feb. 27, 1667. Another brother was the Eev. 
Wm. Bethell, D.D., rector of Kirkby Overblow, who died March 
25, 1685, and was buried at Kirkby, nr. Wetherby ; having 
married Bridget, dau. of Sir John Bouchier, and died Sept. 12, 
1662. He had eleven children by his marriage ; and was suc- 
ceeded by his eldest son, Wm. Bethell, born at Kirkby Overblow, 
Sept. 3, 1647; married at St. Martins, Coney St., Oct. 25, 
1688, and died March 31, 1699 ; having married. Elizabeth, 
dau. of Sir John Eooke ; and was succeeded by Hugh Bethell, 
Esq., born Sept. 4, 1689, and died Feb. 4, 1747, &c. See 
"Leeds Churches," p. 431, &c. 

Bethell, Sir Hugh, Knt., M.P. for Knaresborough, in 1660, 
was the son of Hugh Bethell, Esq., of Rise, in Holderness, who 
died in 1658. He was High Sheriff of Y^orkshire in 1652 ; was 
Knighted Dec. 29, 1658 ; aged 49 in the year 1665 ; died Oct. 
3, 1679 ; and was buried at Rise ; having married Mary, dau. 
of Thomas Michelburne, of Calton. She married, secondly, 
Christopher Hildyard, and was buried at St. John's, Beverley ; 
and was succeeded, by her eldest son, Hugh Bethell, Esq., of 
Rise, aged 13, in 1665 ; died Sept. 7, 1677 ; having married 
Margaret, dau. of Sir John Dawney, Knt., of Cowick. The 
arms of the Bethells are — argent, a chevron, sable, between 
three boars' heads, erased close, sable. For their pedigree and 
other particulars, see Dugdale's "Visitation of Yorkshire," 
1665, pp. 132, 155; Thoresby"s "Due. Leod.," p. 103: Oliver's 
"Hist, of Beverley," p. 533; Poulson's "Hist, of Holderness," 
Vol. 1, pp. 408, 542 ; Foster's " Yorkshire Visitations," p. 
241; Foster's "Yorkshire Pedigrees," and Burke's "Lauded 
Gentry," &c. 

Bethel, Slingsby, a parsimonious Yorkshire man, and M.V. for 
Knaresborough, in 1658, was one of the Sheriff's of London and 
Middlesex in 1680. Being an Independent, and consequently 



a Republican, he was one of the most zealous and active of 
that party who were for excluding the Duke of York from the 
crown. He understood trade, and seems to have been well 
acquainted with those maxims by which an estate is saved as 
well as gotten. After riches poured in upon him, his economy 
was much the same as it was before. Parsimony was so ha- 
bitual to him, that he knew not how to relax into generosity 
upon proper occasions ; and he was censured for being too 
frugal in his entertainments when he was Sheriff of London : 
" Chaste were his cellars, and his Shrieval board 
The grossness of a city feast abhorr'd ; 
His cooks, with long disuse, their trade forgot, 
Cool was his kitchen, tho' his brains were hot." 

He was the author of a book, entitled, " The Interest of the 
Princes and States of Europe," Bvo, London, 1681 and 1694. 
At the end is a narrative of the most material debates and pas- 
sages in the Parliament which sat in the Protectorate of Richard 
Cromwell. This was first printed by itself in 1659. He was 
also author of " The Present Interest of England Stated," 4to, 
London, 1671 ; "Observations on a Letter written by the D. 
of B."; and "The World's Mistake in Oliver Cromwell." He 
was one of Pope's friends, and was the son of Sir Walter 
Bethel, of Alne, in Yorkshire, by Mary, his wife, sister to the 
Sir Henry Slingsby who was beheaded June 8th, 1658. Slings- 
by Bethel was baptised at Alne, Feb. 27th, 1687, and was the 
brother of Sir Hugh Bethel, and the Rev. Wm. Bethel, rector 
of Kirkby Overblow, nr. Wetherby, &c. See Poulson's "Holder 
ness," I. 316; and Stephen's " Biog. Diet.," Yol. lY., &c. 
There is an engraved portrait of him, whole length, by Sherwin, 
in a livery gown, with gold chain ; and another was published 
by W. Richardson, in 1800, &c. 

Bethell, Sir HucxH, was M.P. for Hedon in 1678, 1695 and 
1698. Hugh Bethell was M.P. for Pontefract in 1715; and 
another for Beverley in 1768. 

Bethell, Hugh, M.P. for Beverley, 1768 ; and High Sheriff 
of Yorkshire in 1761 ; was the son of Hugh Bethell, Esq., of 
Rise, who was High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1734, and died 
March 25, 1752, aged 61. The above Hugh Bethell died at the 
Bell Inn, at Edmonton, May 8, 1772, in his 45th year, un- 
married; and was succeeded by his brother, Wm. Bethell, Esq., 
of Rise, who married Charlotte, dau. of Ralph Pennyman, Esq., 
and brother of Sir Wm. Pennyman, Bart. For an engraving 
of their seat, Rise Hall, near Hull, &c., see Poulson's " Holder- 
ness," p. 416, &c. 

Bethell, Richard, was elected M.P. for Yorkshire in 1830, 
and for the East Riding, 1832-41. He was born May 10, 1772, 
and was formerly Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, where 



lie proceeded B.A. in 1795. Under tlie will of his relative, 
Wm. Betliell, Esq., who died in July, 1799, he acquired Rise, 
with considerable estates in Holderness and other parts of 
Yorkshire. He was High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1822, and 
was one of the four members returned for this county in 1830 ; 
his colleagues being Viscount Morpeth, afterwards Earl of 
€arlisle, who died a few weeks before him; Mr. afterwards Lord 
Brougham; and the Hon. Wm. Duncombe, afterwards Lord 
Feversham. From 1832 to 1841, Mr. Bethell represented the 
East Riding of Yorkshire in the Conservative interest ; and on 
one occasion, when there was a contest, he was placed at the 
head of the poll. When he retired into private life, Lord 
Hotham succeeded him in the representation of the Riding. 
Mr. Bethell died at Rise, near Hull, Dec. 25, 1864, aged 92; 
and was succeeded by his nephew, Wm. F. Bethell, Esq., son 
of his deceased brother, the late Rev. George Bethell, formerly 
of King's College, Cambridge, and rector of Worplesdon, near 
Guildford. Another brother, the Right Rev. Christopher 
Bethell, D.D., Bishop of Bangor, from 1830 to 1859, was also 
a Fellow of King's College. Mr. Bethell was for many years 
Chairman of the East Riding Quarter Sessions ; and his acute 
legal knowledge, business-like habits, and courteous demeanour, 
secured for him universal respect and admiration. The Bethell 
family have resided at Rise and held estates there from the 
time of James 1. Rise Church was rebuilt in 1845, at a cost, 
it is supposed, of about £2000, by Richard Bethell, Esq., and 
is now a neat structure, with a tower. It contains several 
monuments to the Bethell family. See also the Gent. 2Jag. for 
March, 1865, &c. The following is an anecdote or hon mot of 
Mr. Bethell and his lost suit. Mr. Bethell, a learned coun- 
sellor, as celebrated for his wit as for his practice, was once 
robbed of a suit of clothes in rather an extraordinary manner. 
Meeting, on the day after, a brother barrister in the Hall of the 
Four Courts, the latter began to condole with him on his mis- 
fortune, mingling some expressions of surprise at the singularity 
of the affair. "It is extraordinary indeed, my dear friend," 
replied Bethell, " for without vanity, I may say it is the first 
suit I ever lost." The above Mr. Bethell would probably be 
related to the Bethell family of Rise, near Hull ; if not the one 
above-mentioned. They who recollect the late Mr. Richard 
Bethell, of Rise, are aware of the very high esteem in Avhicli he 
was held. On his retirement as member for the East Riding, 
his portrait, painted by Partridge, was presented to him by his 
constituency, as he was ever foremost in promoting objects of a 
useful and charitable nature. See also Burke's *' Landed 
Gentry," and Walford's " County Families," &c. 

Bethell, George Richard, of Rise Park, Hull, M.P. for the 
Holderness Division of the East Riding of Y^orkshire, is the 2nd 



sou of the late Mr. Wm. F. Betliell, by Ins wife, Elizabeth 
Beckett Bethell. He was born at Kise, in Holderness, on 
March 23rd, 1849; and educated at private schools at Laleham 
and Gosport. He entered the navy as Cadet in June, 1862, 
and served on the Pacific Station as Cadet and Midshipman in 
H.M.S. Columbine and Sutlej ; in 1863 and 1867 he was in 
the Channel as Midshipman on H.M.S. Gladiator, and in the 
Mediterranean as Midshipman on H.M.S. Eapid. He was in 
the Gulf of Suez serving as Sub-lieutenant in H.M.S. Newport 
and Shearwater. He was promoted to Lieutenant in Sept., 
1872, and made an exploring voyage in H.M.S. Challenger 
in 1872-76, and in H.M.S. Lion,' and Warrior, in 1877 and 
1878. Commander Bethell was in the Straits of Magellan 
Survey in H.M.S. Alert in 1878-80; was in the Eoyal Naval 
Colleges in 1880-82; and on H.M.S. Mindam, Flag-ship of 
Channel Squadron, 1882-84. He v/as promoted to the rank of 
Commander in June, 1884, and served under Sir Chas. Warren 
in the recent expedition to South Africa. He is a Conservative 
and holds the Khedive's bronze Star and the Egyptian Medal. 
A large portrait of him was recently given in the Yorkshire Post 
and a small one in the Graj^hic for Jan. 9, 1886, and in "York- 
shire Notes and Queries." 

Beveeley, John de, was M.P. for Whitby in 1337. For the 
Beverley family, see Dugdale's " Visitation of Yorkshire," 
published by the Surtees Society, Vol. 36, p. 35 ; Foster's 
"Yorkshire Visitations," p. 496; and Burke's "Landed 
Gentry," &c. 

Beyne, John, was M.P. for Y'ork in 1554. 

Beyseley, Edw., was M.P. for Eipon in 1553; see before 
under Beisley and Beseley. E. V. T. 


Old Yokkshire M.P's., (p, 173.) 

Hugh Beeston, M.P. for Knaresborough in 1597. Sat also 
for Bodmin, 1588-9 ; West Looe, 1592-3 ; Winchilsea, 1601 ; 
Stafford, 1604, until decease. He was not one of the l^orkshire 
Beestons, but was connected with the Cheshire family of the 
same name, being younger brother of Sir George Beeston, of 
Beeston, Cheshire, M.P. for that County in 1588-9. He was 
buried at Banbury, Cheshire, 25th May, 1608. 

Eeginald Beisley or Beseley, M.P. for Knaresborough, 
1553 ; and for Scarborough from 1547 to 1555. There can be 
no doubt but that these were one and the same. He was prob- 
ably a brother of Christopher Beseley, of York, named in 
" Foster's Visitations." As he held the public office of Eecorder 
of Scarborough, it should not be difficult to learn more about 



Edward Beseley, Beyseley, M.P. for Eipon, 1553, and 
for Scarborough, 1557, tlie same person. He was son of 
Christopher Beseley, of Skelton, and son-in-law of the above- 
named Keginald, whose daughter Agnes he seems to have 
married as his first wife about 1564. He subscribed the Visit- 
ation of 1584, having then, living, by two wives, no less than 
nine children. W. D. Pink. 

Leigh, Lancashire. 

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Benson.— Died at Whitby, December 9th, 1886, in his 72nd 
year, Alfred Eobson Benson, M.K.C.S., who for many years 
held an appointment in the Hudson Bay Com23any's service at 
Fort York, Hudson Bay and Vancouver Fort, Columbia Eiver, 
Vancouver Island. Whilst at Vancouver Fort, Dr. Benson 
was intimate with the late General Grant, then a Captain in 
the U. S. Army. He frequently made journeys into the inter- 
ior amongst the Indians, with whom he had much influence. 
About twenty years ago, Mr. Benson returned to England, and 
took up his abode in his native town, where he was known as 
an authority upon local and genealogical history, being himself 
a member of one of the oldest families in Whitby. His portly 
figure and his friendly greeting will be missed by many, and as 
much as any by the children, in whom he had always a kindly 
and affectionate interest. E. T. Gaskin. 

Dr. John Ash. — The father of Mr. Ash was a Wesleyan 
Minister, the Eev. William Ash, who was born at Castleton, 
near Whitby, where his ancestors had resided for several 
generations ; a Memoir of him may be found in the Methodist 
Magazine for April, 1869, and a portrait of him in vol. 76. 
Mr. Ash, junr., was well known to the writer, and practised 
for some years as a surgeon at Coxwold, near Easingwold, he 
left Coxwold on receiving the appointment of surgeon to the 
Surrey County Asylum, at Wandsworth. Not caring for the 
appointment after discharging the duties for some tw^o or 
three years, he left it for British Columbia ; he was a man of 
considerable ability, and very much esteemed in this neighbour- 
hood, where he was well known. J. K., E. 


Elands. — I have lately purchased at the Hartley Sale a book 
on the Family of Bland, and in it is a Pedigree of the Blands 
of Halifax, and as I have never seen it before I thought that 
perhaps you might not know of it. 




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cated to them. John Hanson married Elizabeth Bland, dau. of 
Thomas Bland of Halifax, and died and is buried in Halifax 
Church ; also John Hanson to whom there is a tablet. Elizabeth 
Hanson nee Bland d. 1762, Dec. 6tli, aged 27, so that she must 
have been born in 1735. 

Clapham of Feizoe. 
Thos. Clapham Isabella d. of — 

bur. 1622. 


Richard Clapham of Feizor, b. 1598. =i= 

Anthony Clapham=:pGrace d. of — Francis Eobert bap. 

of Feizor, vix 

she md. 2nd bap. 4 Feb. 1620, bu. 1625 
Green. 1626, vix 7 April, at 
1662. Giggleswick. 

Eichard Clapham: 
of Feizor, bap., 
mar. 1684, at 

ilsabella d. of 
Thos. Armi- 
stead of Feizor 
vix. 1679. 


of Feizor 
vix 1703. 


Thos. Clapham 
vix 1690. 

Thomas Clapham: 
of Feizor, bap. 
Mar. 5, 1684, at 

: Isabell 
bap. 9 July, 

1685, at 

Richard Clapham of Feizor, - 
bap. 1 Ap., 1716, at Giggleswick, 
d. 19 Jan., 1779, will dated 17 
Dec, 1779, proved 5 Mar., 1779. 

Richard bap. 19 John, bap. 
Mar., 1692, at 24 Jan., 1696, 
Giggleswick. at Giggleswick 


Thomas, bap. 20 Jan., 1714, 
at Giggleswick. 
■pAnn, d. of — 
vix Dec, 1779. 

Thomas Clapham-^Catherine d. of 

of Feizor b. 1746, 
d. 30 June, 1818, 
a3t 72. 

b. 1752. 

Richard Clapham of T Isabella d. of Riclid. 

William Clapham (of 
Whitby, M.D.) bap. 21 
June, 1750, at Giggles- 
wick, d. unmarried 
1785, at Wh itby. 


Feizor, Austwick 
Hall, b.l April, 1791 
m. 22 Mar. 1833, d. 
20 Oct., 1856, bur. 
at Clapham. 

and Ann Hanson of 
Woodhouse Austwick 
d. 1 Nov., 1837, bur. 
at Clapham. 

Henry Clapham 
b. 1796, d. 7 
June, 1814, at 
Feizor, bur. 
at Clapham. 



Thomas Eichard Clapham, Austwick- 
Hall, b. 23 O ct., 1837, Feizor. 


Eichard Clapham, b. 13 Sep., 
1878, at Austwick Hall. 

Ann Clapham, 
I b. 7 July, 1834 

Noel Clapham, b. 3 April, 
1884, at Austwick Hall. 

Johnson Family, of Eipon. — A copy of the 'Nuremberg 
Chronicle,' 1493, now in the Eeference Department of the 
Manchester Free Public Libraries, has inscriptions on several 
pages relating to the Johnson family of Eipon. The first of 
these is curious, as calling C. Johnson ''Alderman" at a date 
when, according to Gent, the governing body were called 
" elders." The inscriptions are as follows : — 
On the title page : 

" Gulielm' Johnson', possessor est huius 
Libri. Filli' Christoferi Johnsoni de Eipon 
Aldermann. Scriptu Mense Junei xviij^- 
Anno Domini 1578 " and 
" Guliel' Johnson." 

On the verso of 
fol cclviiii : ' 

Ista liber attenet Ad Wilhemu Johnsonn." 

On the blank p. before fol. cclxvii : 

"Xpoferus Johnson me possidet." 

E. C. A. A. 

HoYLE OF Light Hazels, 

In the Graveship of Sowerby, parish of Halifax, county York. 
From Halifax Parish Eegistry ; Wakefield Court EoUs, &c. 
Henry Hoile de Lyghthezels living 1559 T 

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Eichard Hoile de Lyghthezels and heir of Henry Hoile T 

of Lyghthezels, inherits 22nd x\pril, 1559—54 acres of 
land at Lyghthezels and 9^ in the Graveship of Sower- 
by. In 1563 he surrenders land; present at the Court 
of Sowerby March 13th, 1572. 

Eichardus Nathan 

HoyUe, Hoylle, 

bap. at bap. at 

Halifax, Halifax, 

April 16, May 6, 

1564. 1565. 

Edmundus Hoile, 

bap. at 
26, 1567. 
Dec. 10th, 

I ! 

Gracia Agnes 

Hoylle, Hoylle, 

bap. at bap. at 

Halifax, Halifax, 

April 16 26 May, 

1562. 1566. 

1568 — Surrenders laud in the 

bap. at 
21 Sept., 

Graveship of Sowerby. 
Nathan Hole de Lyghthazels, 7th November, 1592. 



Eicliard Hovle de Light Hazels, 
Will dated April 22nd, 1666. 

Nathan Hoyle de Light Hazels, whof Martha sole execu- 

predeceased his father the above trix to her father-in-law, 
Eichard Hoyle of Lighthazels, as by Eichard Hoyle de Light 
said father' s Will. He died 1666.' Hazels in 1666. 

i I I I I 

Nathaniel Hoyle Susan Sarah Martha Mary 
de Liglithazells Hoyle Hoyle Hoyle Hoyle 
living 1666. All living 1666 and mentioned in grand- 

father Eichard Hoyle's Will. 

John Hoyle, Esquire, deceased, formerly a Captainy 

in the Army of King Charles II., descended of the j 
family of Hoyle of Lighthazels in Yorkshire. j 

Eichard Hoyle, Esquire, Doctor of Physic. Has his Arms con- 
firmed October 27th, 1715. "A Fess between 3 mullets argent. 
A fess azure between three mullets sable." 

Elkanah Hoyle, of Upper Swift Place, 1660-1718; of Lower 
Shaw, Hollings, Lighthazels and Upper Hoyle Head. He 
married Sarah Whiteley who died December 10, 1719. De- 
scended from the family of Hoyle of Hoyle House, Lightclilfe, 
in Halifax Parish. Arms — Ermine, a Mullet or. Crest — On a 
Wreath a Griffin's head erased. 

HoRSFALL. — 1586. Dr. John Horsfall succeeded by patent 
dated the 15th Sept., 1586, to the Bishopric of Ossory, and sat 
upwards of 23 years. He is said to have been partial to his 
Vicars Choral. Dr. Williams (Bishop of Ossory,) charges him 
with having granted away some of the see lands in fee farm (1.) 
He died in 1609, and was buried in his church (2.) 

Cotton's Fasti Eccles. Hibern. Leinster, p. 278. 

1635. Henry Mainwaring, of Kilkenny, Esq., one of the 
Masters in Chancer}^ — who died on the 17th March, 1635, was 

(1.) Compare lands ascertained to have been the property of Sir Ciprian 
Horsfall, with the list of Bishop's lauds set out in the Book of Survey and 
Distribution, compiled in 1661-1()7(). Query : How far is Dr. William's 
assertion disproved ? Save as to ]3allinclobeg described as of the Bishop's 
own Manor of Clough. 

(2.) Mr. James G. Robertson, of Kilkenny, Treasurer and Curator of the 
Royal Historical and Archroological Society of Ireland, and Architect to tlio 
Dean and Chapter of Ossory, could describe the monument to Dr. Horsfall in 
St. Canice's Cathedral. 



married to Anne, daughter of Dr. Horsfall. Arms, gules, three 
horses' heads, couped argent bridled or. 

Funeral Entries, vol. 6, Ulster's Office, Dublin Castle. 
A grant of lands was made in the reign of Charles I. to Sir 
Ciprian Horsfall, (3) in consideration of a fine of £2 18s. O^d. of 
the towns and lands of Purcell's-garden, Gortyduff, 2/3^"^ parts 
of Killenleigh and Lisdurgan, the Hamlet and lands of Knock- 
more, with the house and messuage thereon, a messuage or 
house slated called Leadenhall, and a backside and orchard. 
Another house slated, called Tan-house alias Steere-house, 
with a slated house at the backside, and another messuage 
called Cockhall. The castle and half of the Town and lands of 
Killrye, situated in the county and city of Kilkenny. In James- 
town, half a c^uarter and one-eighth of a quarter of a colpe 
situated in the barony of Compsie and county of Tipperary, to 
stand seized of same to the use of Edward Tobyn Fitz Lawrence,, 
on payment of £60 sterling. Provided that if James or 
William Howling, their heirs or assigns, should pay to him 
£160 in one payment, he to stand seized of Killrye to their use. 

Lodge's extracts of the Rolls, vol. v., p. 476. 

Ulster Office, Dublin Castle. 

Sir John Grace, Kt. 


Oliver Grace, Ar. 


John Grace, Ar. 


Robert Grace, Ar. 
Oliver Grace = Joan, dr. and heir to Sir Ciprian Horsfall 

of Courtstown, Co. 

died 6th July, 1637. 

of Enisnag, Co. Kilkenny, Kt. 

I I .1. I I I 

John, Redmond, Ciprian, Robert, Mary, Ellen. 

Pedigrees of many Irish Families, F. 4-18, p. 93. Trinity 
College, Dublin. The Graces of Courtstown are extinct in the 
male line. Sir James Langrish, Bart., of Knocktopher Abbey, 
Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, represents the female line, his 
brother Mr. Hercules Langrish, would I am sure, be happy to 
afford you further information. 

Mr. John Dowell Grace, of Mantua, co. Roscommon, is the 
head of the 2nd branch, and Sir Percy Raymond Grace, Bart., 
of Boloy Monkstown, co. Dublin, represents the 3rd branch. 

(3.) Sir Ciprian Horsfall's name does not appear on the KoU of Knights 
preserved in Dublin Castle. It is believed he was knighted by Lord Deputy 
Wentworth when making one of his excursions. 



He derives his title from Sir Richard Gamon, of Minchen 
House, Middlesex, (grandson of Elizabeth, only daughter 
and heir of John Grace, of Grange), who was created a Baronet 
in 1795, with remainder in default of male issue, to his kins- 
man Eichard Grace, of Boloy, Queens co. 

See Memoirs of the Grace Family, and Sheffield Grace, 
London, 1828, and Burke's Baronetage. 
1638, April 22, Mortgage by Nicholas Dormer of Camolin, 
CO. Wexford, to Sir Ciprian Horsfall, of Enisnag, co. Kilkenny, 
Kt., of the lands of Strokestown, Camolin and Creckan, and 
lands near New Boss, co. Wexford, for £600. 

Lodge's extracts of the Rolls, Ulster Office. 
1661-1676. Bishop's lands in Ossory. 

A. K. p. 

Enisnag 916 2 00 Barony of Sheclogher. 
Garravan 318 3 00 
Outrath 309 1 00 
Stancarty 704 1 00 

Courtcryhan 194 1 00 Barony of Idough. 
Book of Survey and Distributions. Public Record Office, 

The Prerogative and Diocesan records have been searched but 
no Horsfall Will has been found ; the Horsfalls of Ossory are 

Jane Lewin of Cloghan, co. Mayo, married Captain Christo- 
pher Horsfall, by whom she had one son Christopher Henry, 
who as heir to his grandfather assumed the name and arms of 
Lewin. Burke's Landed Gentry, an old edition. 

Vide— 1. Horsfall of Storrs Hall, 1487 p. 179, 4630 p. 296. 
Harlean MSS. British Museum. 

2. Foster's Visitations of Yorkshire. 

3. Publications of the Surtees Society. 

Suggested by Sir Bernard Burke, C.B. 

Doctor Horsfall was appointed Bishop of Ossory in 1586, and 
filled that See until his death which occurred in 1609. In 1603 
a decree was pronounced in the Irish Court of Chancery at the 
suit of Cyprian Horsfall against his mother-in-law, Alison 
D' Alton for the sum of £200, balance of his wife s fortune. An 
inquisition enrolled in Chancery in 1622, found that Cyprian 
Horsfall held the lands of Ballinclobeg of the Bishop of Ossory 
as of his manor of Lough. Another inquisition taken in 1633 
records that Sir Cyprian Horsfall, Kt., held the lands of Wal- 
tengrange, Moorhouseland, Stainsland alias Stainshays, for the 
term of 91 years. And another inquisition found that he was 
possessed in the year 1635, of the lands of Crutt and Coliad 
situated within the precincts of the territory of Idough which 
formerly belonged to the O'Brennans. 



In 1C37-1G40, Sir Cyprian Horsfall figures as a defendant in 
a chancery suit instituted by one Grimes. Sir Cyprian had 
intimate relations with the Cantwells and Blanchvilles, who 
were of Norman stocli and Catholics, and perhaps had, with 
the rest of his neighbours taken the King's side against the 
Parliament, when civil war broke out in 1641 ; as his widow, 
Lady Horsfall, was included in the Decree of confiscation pro- 
nounced by the Parliament of England on the 12th August, 
1650, against all who had not manifested Coyistant good 
affection'' to their interest, and under which she forfeited her 
estates in Kilkenny. In some MS. volumes preserved in the 
Library of Trinity College, Dublin, the Horsfalls figure among 
the principal families in Ireland in the 17th century. The only 
person of the name now in Ireland is Major William Christian 
Horsfall, J. P. for the Countv Mayo. [Formerly of Bradford, 

In 1616, King James insisted that the Mayor to be elected 
for that year for the city of Kilkenny, should take the oath of 
supremacy and be in every way ' conformable ' to the new 
arrangements he had established ; all the members of the 
Corporation being apparently Catholics none of them could take 
the oath prescribed, and the elections which were made were 
annulled by the Government, till at length they hit on the 
advice of admitting Sir Cyprian Horsfall to the freedom of the 
Corporation, and in the same day making him a Common 
Councilman and immediately advancing him to the Aldermanic- 
gown, an unprecedented piece of Civic promotion. He was 
then elected Mayor, and being in everyway 'conformable,' his 
return to the Lord Deputy (a) received the governmental 
sanction. Sir Cyprian w^as again elected Mayor in 1620, but 
whether on a like pressure from the Crown or from a spontaneous 
act of the Corporation I have been unable to ascertain. The 
latter is the more probable, because in the interim between 
those years members of the Corporation of Kilkenny who were 
Catholics, appear to have enjoyed Civic offices without at least 
any determined opposition from the State. 

Note to Memorials of the Langton family of Kilkenny by 
John G. A. Prim, Journal of the Kilkenny Archasological 
Society, p. 60, Vol. v., 1864-6. 

A plain mural tablet set in the wall of the ancient chapter- 
house, is carved with a shield bearing three horses' heads 

(A) — Sir Arthur Chichester was Lord Deputy from 1604 to 1616, when Sir 
Oliver St. John (Lord Grandison) was appointied to that office. If Sir 
Cyprian was a Knight in 1616, that honour could not have been conferred 
upon him by Sir Thomas Went worth, who did not fill the office of Lord 
Deputy untii 1637. 

Mr. Patrick Walters, M.A., the courteous Town Clerk of Kilkenny, who is 
very familiar with the Municipal Archives might be able to fix when Sir 
Cyprian Horsfall was knighted. 



couped and bridled for Horsfall, impaling a saltire engrailed 
between four cross crosslets fitchee. This tablet and the unin- 
scribed altar tomb beneath it. were erected to the memory of 
John Horsfall, Bishop of Ossorv, who died the 13th Feby., 1609, 
and, according to Warle, was buried in this Cathedi-al '-sub 
piano marraore." 

History and Antiquities of St. Canice Cathedral, p. 286, 
bv Eev. James Graves and John G. A. Prim. 

J. c.o-:^i. 


Hey, of Pudsey and Leeds. — Joseph Hey, of Leeds, merchant, 
married on the 7th January, 11 H, Elizabeth, oth daughter of 
Thomas Kitchingman, of Leeds ; and Samuel Hey, Mayor of 
Leeds in 1703, married Margaret, second daughter of the said 
Thomas Kitchingman. Can any correspondent inform me 
whether they were brothers, and in what way they were re- 
lated to the Heys of Pudsey, from whom descended Eichard 
Hey, of Eadclifle House, father of "^Mlliam Hey, of Leeds, 
Surgeon, who died 1766. I shall be glad also if a description 
of the Arms borne by the Leeds family of Hey can be given. 

J. EusBY, F.E. His. Soc. 
18, Oppidans Eoad, Eegents Park, X.W. 


Carter, 01 CljnrpB Dublin. 

The Carters were numerous in the neighbourhood of Poute- 
fract, and are to be met with in the records of Darrington, 
Ackworth, Badsworth and elsewhere ; a branch, in a respect- 
able position of life, resided at Thorpe Audlin, in Badsworth, 
in the 16th and 17th centuries, and the follov^ing notes have 
reference to them. 


Nathaniel Carter was one of the witnesses to the Will of 
William Dicson, of Badsworth, dated 3 May, 1507. Vol. 7, f. 63. 

Nicholas Carter, of Thorpe in Badsworth, by his Will dated 
10 May, 1530, desired to be buried in the Churchyard of St. 
Marie, Badsworth ; and names his son Sir Chri-topher Carter; 
son Edmund; Eobert, son of Edmund; sou William Carter; 
Eobert, son of William; and son Eichard Carter. Vol. 10, f. 31. 

Eichard Carter, of Thorpe in Badsworth, in his Will dated 
20 November, 1561, names his daughters Elizabeth, Isabel and 
Beatrix : son John Carter, and his wife Janet ; Witness, 
Edmund Carter. Vol. 15, f. 85. 

Francis Carter, of Thorpe Audlyn, husbandman, in his Will, 
dated 10 January, 1585, and proved 28 June. 1587, names his 
wife Janet; his sons, Edward Carter and Richard Carter; and 
his daughters Elizabeth, Margaret, Isabel, Ann. and ^lary. 



Administration to the estate of Janet Carter, of Thorpe,, 
was granted to her son Edward, 15 May, 1590. 

James Carter, the younger, of Thorpe Awdlyn, yeoman, in 
his Will dated 30 August, 1625, names his wife Elizabeth 
Carter; his son Thomas Carter; his daughter Elizabeth Carter; 
his brother-in-law Christopher Easbye, of Kirk Smeaton : his 
uncles, James Carter, Richard Carter, and William Carter; 
his aunts, Margaret Padgett, and Cicily Parkinson ; his father, 
Thomas Carter. Administration granted to Elizabeth Carter, 
tiie relict, 10th December, 1625. Vol. 39, f. 287. 

Thomas Carter, the elder, of Thorpe Audlin, in his Will 
dated 20 April, 1643, proved 17 September, 1648, names his 
wife Jane ; his brother Richard ; and Richard, Elizabeth, and 
Ann, children of the said Richard the elder; Sibil Stables, late 
wife of his brother William Carter ; and William and Richard 
Carter, her two sons ; grandchild, Thomas Carter ; Alice, wife 
of John Towtell, William, Thomas and Jane, children of 
Thomas Brettaine. 

Hastings Rasbye, of Ackworth, in his Will dated 1st Sep- 
tember, 1643, and proved 28th May, 1646, names James 
Carter, my son-in-law, of Thorpe Audland, deceased ; and 
Richard Haley, of Norton Priory, who married Elizabeth, the 
executrix of the said James Carter; grandchild Thomas Carter; 
and grandchild Hastings Hayley. 

Will of Richard Hailey, of Norton, gent. Anne Hailey, 
relict, administratrix, 1655. 

Court of Wards and Liveries, Record Office, London. James 
Carter died 5 September last, Thomas Carter, son and heir, 
aged 2 years and 2 days 2nd Novem-ber last ; marriage sold to 
Elizabeth Carter, the mother, and Hastings Rasby, her father, 
31 January, 1625. Vol. 207 Marriages and Leases. 

Indenture to Elizabeth Carter, of Thorpe, widow, and 
Hastings Rashby, of Kirk Smeaton, gent., of lease of lands in 
Ackworth, co. York, late James Carter's, deceased; and Burnell 
House, in the tenure of Thomas Carter, grandfather of the 
Ward, Thomas Carter, son and heir of the said James Carter, 
yeoman, deceased. Dated 12 February, 1625. Vol. 123, In- 
dentures fo. 265. 

James Carter, deceased. Lands in the tenure of Elizabeth 
his late wife for her life, now also deceased ; Thomas Carter, 
son and heir, aged 10 years except 49 days the 22 August last, 
on which day the said Elizabeth died. Granted to Hastings 
Rasbie to the use of the Ward, 28 November, 1633. Vol. 209 

Lands and possessions of James Carter, of Thorpe Audelyn, 
deceased. Thomas Carter, son and heir. Settlement of land 
in Ackworth, inherited from Thomas Carter, yeoman, father of 



the said James Carter, in consideration of the marriage be- 
tween James Carter and Elizabeth Rasby daughter of Hastings 
Rasby, genos.; Robert Wilson, Christopher Rasby, and the 
said James Carter, parties thereto. Anno. 2 Car. 1st, Vol. 211, 
fo. 31. 

Indenture to Hastings Rasby, of little Smeaton, gent., of 
lands late James Carter's, in Beckwith, to the use of the Ward, 
Thomas Carter, son and heir, from the 22nd August, 9 Car. 1, 
on which day Elizabeth Carter the Ward's mother died. Vol. 
126, fo. 419. 

Wardship of Cr'ofer Carter, son and heir of Thomas Carter, 
granted to Vnica Carter for Xli, paid 27 May, 16 Car. 1. Vol. 
163, fo. Ill Ebor. 

Fines at the Recoed Office. 

Michls. 10 Jac. 1, Yorkshire. Thomas Carter, Henry Cooke 
and William Jackson, Querents, and Robert Adams, and 
Dorothy his wife, deforciants of land, &c., in Ackworth and 

Easter 6 Wm. and Mary, Yorkshire. Thomas Tushingham, 
Querent ; and William Carter, deforciant, of land in Thorpe 

Marriage Licences at York. 

1629. Burghwalis. Richard Haley, of Skelbrook, and 
Elizabeth Carter, of Burghwalis. 

1670. Skelbrook. James Carter, of Skelbrook, gent., aged 
21, and Eleutheria Parker, of the same, spinster, aged 25. 

Extracts from Parish Registers. 
Bads worth. 
1584, Aug. Edmund Carter buried. 

,, Feb. 3. Christopher Carter buried.. 
1592, Nov. 22. Robertus Carter, senex, buried. 
1622, Oct. Thomas Caverley and Elizabeth Carter, married. 
1625, Sep. 5. James Carter, buried. 

1630, Jan. 22. WilHam Carter, buried. 

1631, April 15. George Saltonstall and Jane Carter, married. 
1634, Mar. 14. William Carter, buried. 

1638. John Stables and Sibill Carter, married. 

1642, Feb. 24. James Carter, of Thorpe, buried. 

1643, June 20. Thomas Carter, senex, buried. 

1647, Mar. 17. Richard Carter, senex, buried. 

1648, July 3. Edward Carter and Jane Caverley, married. 
1658, Dec. 10. Richard Carter, buried. 

1662, Dec. 10. Edward Carter, buried. 



Kirk Smeaton. 

1G32, April 10. William Carter and Elizabeth Walker, 

1639, April 26. Mary, daughter of Eichard Hayley, gent., 
baptized. J. Rusby. 


Bower. — The following extract from Rowland Jackson's 
History of Barnsley," pub. 1858, p. 151, may be of interest 
to your correspondent T. D. H. It contains fuller details than 
those given by him on p. 166 of " The Yorkshire Genealogist," 
but it has no mention of a Joshua Bower. 

Robert Bower, mar. 19 July, 1584, to Grace, (d. of Robert 
Keresforth, of Ardsley, and Margaret Ward, of Barnsley,) who 
was bur. 29 May, 1632 ; bur. 20 Oct., 1620, leaving issue- 
John, Francis, d. y. Margaret, d. y. William Bower, of 
Barnsley, wire-drawer, bap. 24 Dec, 1587 ; mar. Jane [ ] 
who was bur. 18 Aug., 1632 ; he died — leaving issue — 

Thomas, d. y., Joseph, John, Martha, Sarah, Ann, and 
Leonard Bower, of Barnsley, wire-drawer, bap. 27 July, 1620 ; 
died 1657, leaving issue — 

William, born 22 July, 1657, d. y. Priscilla d. y. 
Richard Bower, bap. 19 Sept., 1592; mar. Ann Parkinson, 
9 Nov., 1618, who was bur. 15 Jan., 1645 ; died 1649, leaving 
issue — 

Richard Bower, bap. 3 April, 1622 ; Robert d. y., Ellen. 
Robert Bower, mar. firstly, Janet Robinson, on 19 June, 
1620, by whom he had issue — 

Benjamin, James d. y., Edward, George, Rebecca, 
Elizabeth, Robert bap. 3 June, 1629. 

He married secondly, Sarah Beaumont, 23 Deer., 1639, by 
whom he had issue — 

Robert d. y., Richard, Nathaniel, Martha, Mary d. y. 
The wife of John Keresforth was Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas 
Bosvile (not Bosoile) of New Hall. Their son, John Keresforth, 
of Wombwell, mar. Barker of Dore, co. Derby; their son Robert 
Keresforth, of Ardsley, mar. Margaret Ward, of Barnsley, who 
was bur. 24 Sep., 1595. Their children weve Gabriel; Jane; 
Grace, who mar. Robert Bower ; Robert, d. y. ; and Elizabeth. 

J. T. S. 


fSee 2jp.l77—186.j 
Henry Bellasis, jun., M.P. for Thirsk, 1625-1626. York- 
shire, 1628-9, 1640, and 1640-53, till disabled as a Royalist ; 
was grandson of Sir Henry Bellasis, and being son of Thomas, 
1st Baron Fauconberg, died in his father's life-time. ? date 
of decease. 



Sir John Bellasis, afterward Lord Belasyse, M.P. for Thirsk 
in 1640. Did not represent that constituency in 1620-1, the 
name being there a misprint for Sir John Gibson. 

William Bennett, M.P. for Ripon, 1592-3, was admitted a 
Student of Grays Inn, Jan. 31, 1583-4, being therein described 
as "of Berks." 

Henry Benson, sat for Knaresborough, 1625-6, 1628-9, and 
in both ParUaments of 1640, till expelled in 1641 for granting 
Protections. In the Return he is described as "of Knares- 
borough. I should be obliged by some particulars of him. 
[v. Lord Bingley.] 

Richard Benyon, M.P. for Pontefract 1802-6. Was only son 
of Richard Benyon, of Englefield House, Berks, and of Gidea 
Hall, Essex, (M.P. for Peterborough, 1774-96.) His sister 
married George, 4th Viscount Midleton. He took the surname 
of Powlett-Wright in 1814, and that of De Beauvoir in 1822. 
Married, 27 Sep., 1797, Elizabeth, only dau. of Sir Francis 
Sykes, of Basildon Park, Bart. Died s.p. in 1854. 

George Berkeley, M.P. for Hedon, 1734-41 and 1742, till 
decease. Had previously represented Hythe, 1720-34. He 
was 4th son of the 2nd Earl of Berkeley. Died s.p. Oct. 29, 

Thomas Best, M.P. Ripon in 1625-6, (not 1620.) Was of 
Wath, near Richmond. He married in 1618, Olive, dau. of 
Sir John Mallory, of Studley Royal. Buried at Wath in 1654. 
His son George purchased Leith Hall, Surrey, and founded the 
Bests there. 

Hugh Bethell. The various members (if more than one) of 
this name, elected temp, the Commonwealth and Restoration 
period are somewhat confusing. Subject to correction I am 
disposed to place them as follows : 

Hugh Bethell,Esq.,M.P.,co.York, 1654-5. 

HughBethell,Junr.,Esq., „ 1656-8. 

Col. Hugh Bethell, M.P., Hedon, 1660. 

Sir Hugh Bethell, Knt., of Rise, M.P., 
Hedon, 1661-78, 1678-9, 1679 till decease 
in October, 1679. 

These I believe to refer to one and the 
same person, i.e. Hugh, eldest son of Hugh 
Bethell, of Rise, who died in 1658. I 
should like to ask by whom was he 
knighted, and what authority is there for 
placing it on Dec. 29, 1658 ? Neither Metcalf in his Book of 
Knights prior to 1660, nor Le Neve in his Catalogue after 1660, 
mentions him. Of course if his knighthood was of royal 
creation in 1658, he could not be the member for Hedon iu 



Hugh Bethell, Esq., M.P. for Knaresborough 1660. I 
strongly suspect that if not the same person as the last, and 
thus elected for two places in one Parliament, he would be his 
son Hugh who according to Burke died in 1677 ; it seems 
before his father. 

Hugh Bethell, Esq., M.P. for Hedon, 1695-98, 1698-1700; 
was, I take it, the nephew and heir of Sir Hugh Bethell of Eise. 
He died in 1716. 

Hugh Bethell, Esq., M.P. for Pontefract 1715-22, was the 
son of the last, and died in 1752. 

Hugh Bethell, Esq., M.P. for Beverley 1760 till decease in 
1772, was son of the last. 

From the above it will be seen that these were all of the 
family of Bethell of Eise. But I should like to know more 
about the Ellerton branch. When and with whom did it fail ? 
I find a Sir Hugh. Bethell knighted in 1604, whom I take to be 
Sir Hugh, of Ellerton, who according to Foster's Yorkshire 
Visitations, was Surveyor to Q. Elizabeth in the East Eiding, 
and was living in 1584. Sir Walter Bethell, his son, who died 
in 1622, was knighted in 1617, while another Sir Hugh Bethell 
was knighted in 1628. This last I presume was the eldest son 
of Sir Walter, who married Frances Frankland and died in 
1662. According to the Visitation he was 7 years old in 1612, 
so must have been knighted when about 23. I shall be glad if 
B. V. T. or some other of your correspondents can enlighten 
me as to this line. It would largely help to elucidate the 
identity of the Yorkshire M.P.'s of the name. 

W. D. Pink. 

Bentley — Will any reader kindly oblige with any information 
about Jeremy Bentley, who was a native of Elland, and the 
first M.P. for Halifax some time during the 17th Century. 

A. Dyson. 

Beresfokd. — Accuracy being most desirable, I think it well 
to send a correction of two or three slight mistakes in the latest 
part of your " Yorkshire Genealogist." P. 181 — Marcus Ger- 
vais Beresford, D.D., died not long since, having been promoted 
from Kilmore, Elphin, and Ardagh, to the Archbishopric of 
Armagh and Primacy of all Ireland, in succession to his cousin, 
Lord John George Beresford, D.D. 

P. 181 — George de la Poer Beresford, D.D., was Bishop of 
Kilmore and Arc?agh, not Armagh. 

P. 181 — John de la Poer Beresford, 4th Marquess of Water- 
ford, in holy orders, has been omitted. His son, John Henry, 
is the present and 5th Marquess. 

P. 192, in last line, read Boley, Monkstown, co. Dublin. 

B. H. B. 



Hanson, correction. — [Authorities : — Higson's Gorton. Proc- 
ter's Manchester Streets. Pink's M.P. for Lancashire. Baines, 
Vol.11., Pt.l. Miall's Cong, in Yorkshire. NorthowramKegister.] 
1 Feb., 1727. 

Eeverend Samuel Hanson=^Mary, daughter=^John Jepson, of 

Born at Wyke, 1693. Kichard Foster, Dewsbury, 1st 
Minister of thePresbyterian of Ossett, Born husband, marr. 

Chapels at Ossett, 17 
1732, & Gorton, 1732-63. 
Died Nov.28, 1763, aged 70. 


Died Aug 
1760, aged 

Elizabeth — William Hanson,Esq.- 

Aug. 29, 

aged 32, 

Bur. at 


Merchant & Silk Manu- 
facturer, Born at Man- 
chester 1728. Died Dec. 
Ist,1798,aged69. Bur. 
at Stand. 

Aug. 11, 1720, 
Died Aug. 6, 
__ 1725. 
I June 10, 
=Mary. EHzabeth 1742. 
Died Jepson, — John 
March 'of Gorton' Grim- 
12,1822 shaw. 
aged 72. Bur. at Stand. 
Announced as 12 Mar., 
1821 inMch.Herald for -year 

I I I . I 

Joseph William Elizabeth 

Hanson,Esq., Hanson, Died Nov. 

Colonel, Man- Died Mch. 18,1787, 

Chester Vol- 31,1791. £et8mon's 

unteers ; and aged 13. 

Weavers' Bur. at 

Friend. Con- Stand. 

testedPreston James died 

1807. Died May 3, 

Sep. 3, 1811, 1787. 

aged 37. Bur. Bur. at 

at Stand. Stand. 

Bur. at 

eld. dau. 
Marr. 31 




Hanson = Elizabeth 

of Man- 



Mch. 1, 

aged 35. 
Bur. at 


E. A. A. 

Lyth. — Richard Bardsall Lyth, of whom a brief notice 
appeared in Y. N. and Q., Apr. 1886, has since died, Feb. 27, 
1887. The family stem exhibited in that Part shews his con- 
nexion with a stock long established in the East Riding and 
the City of York. His father was a Member of the Merchants' 
Guild in that City, and of the unreformed Corporation, R. B. 
Lyth was educated for the medical profession, entering at Guy's 
Hospital, and taking his diploma as M.R.C.S. and the Licence 
of Apothecaries' Hall. He was on the point of commencing 
practice in York, when he responded to the call for a Medical 
Missionary to the Pacific, and proceeded to the Friendly Islands 
in 1836. But his best work was done in the Fijian group, 
where he spent many years in pioneer work. The islands were 
grossly cannibal ; cruelty and war were on all hands prevail- 
ing ; and, as in the case of his many excellent colleagues, his 
life was, especially during the first few years, in constant peril. 



So deeply did Captain Wilkes, of the U.S. Navy, — afterwards 
well known in the affair of the Trent, — feel the position of the 
mission families when he visited them, that he begged to be 
allowed to remove them, but the offer was not accepted. The 
medical skill of Mr. Lyth proved of the utmost value to the 
missionaries of the group, and gave him a commanding in- 
fluence over even heathen chiefs and people. At the death 
of the well-known missionary, John Hunt, Mr. Lyth became 
Chairman of the District, and had the joy of seeing Christianity 
make an almost complete conquest of the Islands before he 
left them. The great chief, Thakombau, became Christian 
just as Mr. Lyth was quitting the field. His greatest and most 
productive work was the raising up and direction of a native 
ministry, many of the men of his training becoming in their 
turn missionaries to other groups of Polynesia. For three 
years he was governor of the Wesley an College, Auckland, 
N.Z., and for five years, returning to mission work after a term 
of service in England, was Chaplain to the Wesleyan soldiers 
in the garrison of Gibraltar. For some years he resided at 
Woodbridge, Suffolk, working under the direction of the B. and 
F. Bible Society. He had a very accurate knowledge of the 
Fijian language, and wrote it with idiomatic correctness. The 
Poetical Books of the O.T. in the current Fijian Bible are 
almost entirely his work, and the whole of the remaining books 
were carefully revised by him. (W. B. Lyth, and not K. B. L., 
is the author of the small book referred to, April, 1886, p. 56.) 
He died at Fulford, near York, in his 77th year. His wife was 
third daughter of John Hardy, of Apperley Bridge, Preston, 
and York, whose father, James Hardy, of Horsforth, was 
brother of John H., of Bradford, d. June 3, 1806, one of the 
founders of the Low Moor Iron Works, and grandfather of 
Lord Cranbrook. 


The following notes from the Probate Records at Albany, 
N.Y., may be of interest to Shepherds in Yorkshire : — 

John Shephekd of Philadelphia, Merchant Taylor, devises 
property in trust to his wife Elizabeth, Oct. 10, 1795, and she, 
dying in 1797, divides the estate between their relatives I and 
I, viz : — His parents, John and Mary Shepherd, of Firbe, York- 
shire, England. His brothers, Matthew, Mark, George, Edward 
and William. — His sisters, Mary and Elizabeth. To John, son 
of Edward Shepherd, £500 for his education. — To Wm., son of 
David Waters, — Elizb. Latimer, of N.Y., — Hannah Garrison, 
of Albany : — Mary Shepherd Latimer, dau. of Elizb.: — brother 
Wm. G. Bell, of Philadelphia,— John Gillard, of Ripon, York- 
shire, — Elizb., w. of James Smith, of Albany, — John Lauring, 
son of Abm. G. Lauring, of Albany, — Francis Shepherd Sim, 
son of Peter Sim, of Lauringburgh. — A ring to Dr. Wilhelmus 



Mancius, of Albany. Surplus for the poor of the Presbyterian 
Cliurch at Albany. — David Waters, merchant, and Jno. N. 
Henry, lawyer, both of Albany, excors. — Proven Sept. 14, 1797. 

E. N. Sheppard, Jersey City, U.S.A. 


Eich. Sunderland & 
John Haldesworth 

1526 John Wilby 

1527 Eic. Rooks po lo Eic. 


1528 John Boy 

1529 MatthewOglethorpe 

1530 Eobt. Boy p'o lo 

Henry Batt 

1531 Eobt. Burgh John 

Barestowe & Edwd. 
Stanclyf, ^jro locus 
(substitute) Hen. 

1532 John Eyssheworth 
po lo Hen Batt 

John Boy po lo Hen 
Eicus Eokes 
Matthew Oglethorp 

Greaves ( continued.) 


Thos. Sayvile 
Edwd. ffryth 
Edwd. ffryth 

Edwd. ffryth 
Edwd. ffryth 
Thos. ffryth po 
Edward ff. 



1537 Cristof. Boethes 

1539 John Boy po lo Hen 


1540 John Otes polo Hen 


1541 Eic. Clyff 

John Hanson 

John ffirth 
John Goodale 

Thos. Sayvell 
Thos. Sayvel 
Thos. Sayvell 

Edw. ffirth 
Hugo Savell 

1542 Eobt. Burgh 
Hen Batt 


po lo 

Eic . Sundreland E d- 
wd. Stanclyf & John 
Barestowe for lands 
and tenements of 
Wm. Boithe 
1544 MathewOglesthorpe 

po ]o H. Batt 
1546 Wm. & Geo. Boythe 
po lo H. Batt 

Thos. Sayvell 

Thos. Sayvell de 

Thos. ffirth for 


po lo Bob ffirth 



Eobt. Denton 
Eic. Hey 

Eic. Heghe 
Eic. Heghe 
lo Eobt. Denton 

Eic. Heghe 

Eic. Hey 
& Thos.Bothomley 

[Ed.] Hoyle 
de George Hoyle 

Edw. Hey 
Wm. Denton 

Wm. Denton 
Wm. Denton 
Wm. Bothomley 

Barnard Denton 


Edwd. Hey 

John Hanson 

Martin ftbxcroft, 
po lo Jacobus 
frater (his bro.) 

George Hoile 
Edwd. Hey 




1547 John Redynge po lo 

H. Batt 

1548 Henry 

1549 John & Rob. Boye, 

po lo Hen. Batt 

1550 Ric. Northende po 

lo Hen. Batt 

1551 John Boy & Jas. 


1552 Ric. Sunderland & 

Ric. Haldesworth 
de Addersgate, po 
lo Edw. Wodde 

1553 Edwd. Wilby po lo 

Edw. Wodde 

1554 John Haldesworth 

& John Drake 

1555 John Boy 

1559 John Ryssheworth 

1560 ( ) 

1562 ClementOglethorpe 

Gent., po lo Rob. 

1563 John Boythes, aux- 


1564 Geo. Boythes 

1565 Robt. ( Goodall ) 

?Ou'all & Edwd. 
Hole po lo Edw. 

1566 Wm. Boy po lo 

Arthur Boy 

1567 John Otes, John 
Northende, Senr., 
John Northende, 
Junr., John Hal- 
desworth, & Thos. 
Whitley, ppositi, 

Rasteyk. Skammyndene, 

Thos. ffrith of But Edwd. Hey 
(h)roide & Thos. 
ffrith of Rastrick 

Thos. Clayton po Wm. Bothomley 

lo Thos. ffirth po lo Wm. Den- 

Thos. Clayton Wm. Denton 

Thos. ffirthe de John Grene po lo 

Boteroide W. Bothomley 

Jas. Waterhous de John Oldefeld 

Thos. ffoxcroft Margt. Hey, Vid. 

John Gooder & George Hoile 

Martin ffoxcroft 
John & Martin 

John Hanson 

Edwd. Hey 

Martin ffoxcroft 

Robt. Rommesden 
in iure uxis 

Geo. Hoile 

Wm. Denton po 

Edw. Denton 
Wm. Denton 
John ffirthe 

Thos. ffoxcroft po 
lo John Boy the 

John, Martin, & Edwd. Hey 

Thos. ffoxcroft, 

for Totehill 
Thos. Clayton Edwd. Hey 

Thos. Clayton, of Edwd. & Ric. Hey 
Clayton Hall, & John Smith 
auxil. John Han- 

Thos. ffirth 



Hypkom. Easteyk. Skammyndene. 

for lands of Brian 
Otes, po lo John 

1568 Eobt. Ourall po lo Jas. Waterhous & John Key 

Edw. Hemyngway John Hanson 

1569 Eobt. Burgh Thos. Henrj'Son, Wm. Denton 

& John Smith 

1570 At this Court came Eic. Sunderland in his proper person 

and petitioned that Eic. Sunderland, Eic. Barestowe and 
Edwd. Stancliffe, are elected graves for Hippholme for 
this p — sent yeare, viz. the (sd) Eic. Sunderland for the 
one half and the sd. Eic. Bairstowe and Edward Stan- 
cliffe for (other) half, and for the yere begynnynge in 
October, in Ann. Dm. 1573, are to be elect graves for 
Hippholme, Eich. Sunderland for the one half and Eic. 
Haldesworth for the other half, as the said psons did all 
confesse and agre vpon before Edward Longbothome & 
Eic. Best the 1st of Octr. inst. 

1570 Eic. Sunderland & Martin ffoxcroft & Wm. Denton po 

Eic. Haldesworth John Goodall, po lo John Hanson 
lo John Hanson 
de Wodhous 

1571 heredEdiEishworth John Han son, Sen. John Hopkinson, 

viz. — Wm. Ogles- &Eich. Whiteleigh poloJohnHan- 
thorpp, Gent., polo son, Senr., of 

John Hanson, Sen. Wodhouse 

1572 Eic. Haldesworth, Eic. Whiteleigh & George ffirth, po 

for a moiety, & John JohnHanson,Sen. lo Jacobus 
Haldesworth, Eob. forNetherwodhous Whittacres 
Bentley & Michael 
Drake for other 
moiety of land 
nup er Symmes 

1573 John Craven, Eob. Eobt. Eomsden & Thos. ffoxcroft po 

Boothes, & Wm. Thos. ffirth de lo John Hanson 
ffourness for lands Boothroide 
of Wm. Boothes po 
lo John Craven 

1574 HenryCockcroftepo Eobt. Eomsden Geo. Hoole 

lo John Hanson 

1575 hered Eic. Otes, viz. John Hanson, Sen. Geo. Hoile. 

John Haldesworth 

de Nicholas 

Jackson, John 
Northend de ffold 

& hered Boy, 











Wm. Boy 

[Eobt. Northend] 
Wm. Boy & Jas. 

Eob.Bentley, Thos. 
Eoper,&c.for lands 
nup. JolmHaldes- 
worth's de Ather- 
ishgate & Abraham 
Sunderland p. ten. 
nup. Eic. S. de H. 
Sunderland, po lo 

Eic. Kentte for 
Wilbye land 

John Haldesworth 
de Blakey & John 
fil Gilbt. Drake 

John fil & her Wm. 
Boy, po lo John 

Eic. Saltonstall, ter. 
nup. Oglethorpp, & 
John Haldesworth 
de Astay, for his 
lands in Hipp., 

liered Edw. Hey, 
viz. John Malyn- 
son for 2 parts & 
Thos. & Nich. 
Hanson for third 


Eic.ffoxcroft auxil 
Tho S.Hanson for 
3 closes &c.Midd- 
leyage, Osbarne 
& Eydinge 

Eob. Eomsden, 
vom, in iure ux 

Edwd. Hanson & 
Thos. fil for part 
of Michael ffox- 
croft's land & 
Alice ffoxcroft for 
& bovat in Toot- 
hill,po lo for Alice- 
John Malynson 

Thos.Broke deNew 
hous for Thos. 
Clayton lands po 
lo John fil Edwd. 

John Hanson, Sen. 
for land nupHugh 
Toitehill, Thos. 
Hanson de Eas- 
trickjEdwd. Han- 
son & Thos. fil. & 
Eobt. ffirth 

Edwd. Hey, polo 
John Hanson, 

Edwd. Hey 
John Kaye, po lo 
Eic. Showe 

Edwd.Denton, po 
lo Eic. Showe 

Edwd.Denton, po 
lo Eic. Shawe 

John Hopkinson, 
po lo Eic. Shawe 

George ffirth 

Thos.ifoxcroffc de 
Batley, po lo 
Eic. Shagh 



Hyprom. Rastryk. Skammyndene. 

Edwd.Brodelee, po 
lo for R.Saltonstall 

1584 Eic. Boy John Hanson, for George Hoile 

customary lands 
in Wodhous & 
Wm. Walker & 
Maria ux.&Grace 
Waterhous for 

1585 Henry Burgh, Gent. Thos. Hanson de George Hoyle 

Robt. Hemmyng- Brighous & Nic- 
way de Walter- holas his brother 
cloughe, Edwd. for lands in ten. 
Stanclifie &Edwd. of uxJohnMalyn- 
Bairstowe for land son ; JohnMalyn- 
in Northowm. son fil said John 

& Robt. ffox for 

Edw.Hey's lands 

1586 Ric. Sunderland, for Thos.GoodheirRic MichaelWodhead 

lands formerly ffoxcroft & Thos. 
John Risshworth's Hanson de Ras- 
de Coley, po lo trick, Edwd. Han- 
Edwd. Shawe. son&JohnHanson 

Jun. for ter. Ric. 


1587 John fil & her Wm. Edwd. Hanson & MichaelWodhead 

Boye defunct po lo JolinHanson,Sen polo Ric Shawe 
Edw. Shawe for NetherWood- 

house po lo John 

Hanson, Jun. 

1588 John Haldesworth John Hanson, Sen. Michael Hopkin- 

& John Drake de & Edw. Hanson son for Croft- 
Northowram ppi. for NetherWod- house 
for land formerly house po lo John 
Roks &JohnDrake Hanson, Jun. 

1589 Ric. Saltonstall de Robt. Romsden, John Kay de 

Civ., London, p. Gent., lands in Lockwod for 
lands nup. W. Og- Rastrick, ^ Robt. Heyfeild 
lesthorpp, po lo ffirtli for Bothe- 
Robt. Brighous royd 

1590 Richd. Sunderland, Robt. Romsden, Edwd. Denton 

Gent., and John po lo Hen fil for Egcrton, po 
Gleidhill de Bark- (Henry, his son, lo Thos. Denton 
esland, Gent., in Deputy.) 
jure ux. po loEdw. 



Hyprom. Eastryk. Skammyndene, 

1591 Eobt. Booth de John Hanson, Sen. Thos. Denton 
BootheTowne,anx- & Jun. for Oii'r 
il. Geo. Booth, cl'ic. Wod hous lands 
& John Cosyn, p. 
4 ac. tre nup. Geo. 
Booth. Bob. Brig- ; 
hous deputy for 
Bob. Booth. 


After long and diligent search, we have discovered that a 
portrait in oil exists of Capt. Langdale Sunderland, the eminent 
Yorkshire Eoyalist, who served under his maternal relative Sir 
Marmaduke Langdale. Though the family suffered consider- 
ably under the Commonwealth and by neglect at the Eestor- 
ation, the descendants of the high-minded Eoyalist are still to 
be found in England and NewZealand in affluent circumstances. 
As will be seen by the accompanying copy, the picture was 
evidently made when he was young. 



Ou page 10 of the Editor's edition of " The Life of Captain 
Hodgson," will be found a first attempt at the completed 
pedigree of the Sunderlands of Coley ; and a view of High 
Sunderland, with a history of the ancient homestead, appears 
in Yorkshire Notes and Queries, page 69. The following copy 
{ante date 1700,) is from the Herald's College : — 

Richard Sunderland of High Sunderland, near Halifax, Co. 

York, married Lucretia, d. of Leventhorp. Their son was 

Abraham Sunderland, of High Sunderland, gent., who married 
Judith, d. of Thos. Oldfield. Their son — Eichard Sunderland, 
of High Sunderland, gent., married (1) Mary, d. of Robert 
Moore, of Midgeley, co. York, and had a son, Abraham Sun- 
derland, married Susan, d. of Ralph Waterhouse, of Burstall, 
and had a son who died an infant. Richard married (2) Anne, 
d. and h. of John Rish worth, of Riddlesden and Coley, co. 
York, Esq., and had issue — (a) Agnes m. Robert Deane. (b) 
Jennet m. Robert Hemmingway. (c) Richard Sunderland, of 
High Sunderland and Coley, Esq., 2nd s. and h. of Richard, 
who was Justice of the Peace and Treasurer for maimed soldiers, 
7th K. James. He died 1634. He married Mary, [Susan, 
Harl. MS. 4630] d. of Sir Richard Saltonstall, Kt., Lord Mayor 
of London 1597, by Susanna, d. of Thomas Poyntz. Their 
issue were — (a) Abraham S., of H. S., Esq., eldest s. and h., 
and Barrister-at-Law of the Middle Temple, J.P. for W. R. co. 
York. He, adhering to the King's party tempora per Duellionis 
in 1643, left High S. and for his greater security, retired to 
Pontefract Castle, where he died, 25th March, 1644, during the 
siege, and lieth interred in the Church there. He married 
Elizabeth, d. of Peter Langdale, of Beverley and Pighull, co. 
York.* (b) Robert S., of Turkey, merchant, d. unmarried, bur. 
at Hx., 1623, with arms on his gravestone, (c) Peter S., of 
Fairweatlier Green, near Bradford, co. York, left certain lands 
and tenements to pious uses. Died 24 Dec, 1677, s.p. Mary, 
d. of Richard Buck, Esq., near Bradford, was his 1st wife. Grace, 
d. of Lawrence Buck, 2nd wife. [She afterwards married R. 
Shuttle worth.] (d) Samuel S., of Harden, co. York, aged 67, 
Aug., 1665, s.p. He left certain lands and tenements ad usus 
pious, died 4th Feb., 1676-7, aged 76, and was buried at Bingley 
8th of the same month. He married Ann, d. of Edward Water- 
house, of Priestley, co. York, Esq. (e) Richard S., clerk, 4th 
son. (f) Susan S. m. Wm. Beilby, of Micklethwaite Grange 
and Killerby, Yk., Esq. (g) Mary S., 2nd d., m. Edward Par- 
ker, of Browsholme, co. York, Esq. (h) Judith S. d. unmarried, 
twin with Peter. 

Abraham S. by Elizabeth Langdale had issue — Anne Sun- 
derland, died unmarried, and Langdale Sunderland, of Aykton, 
CO. Yoik, Esq., s. and h. of Abraham, was Captain of a troop 

* And Father of Marmaduke, 1st Lord Langdale. 

Y.G. O 



of horse under Marmaduke, the late Lord Langdale, then in the 
service of King Charles the 1st, in which he was shot and 
wounded. [He is said to have served at Marston and Worces- 
ter, and to have been with Charles II. at Boscobel.] He 
suffered sequestration and imprisonment from the disloyal party. 
He was buried at Featherstone, near Pontefract, 9th of Novem- 
ber, 1698, aged 77. By Ehzabeth, d. of Thomas Thornhill, co. 
York, Esq., 1st wife, he had issue— (a) Marmaduke S., born at 
Aikton, bap. Aug. 1, 1652 ; buried July 29, 1653, at Feather- 
stone, (b) Abraham S., buried at Featherstone, Aug. 5, 1673. 
[Bap. at Eliand, 1650. They buried at Elland, in 1649, a son 
Eichard, 9 March, and an infant on 13 June. — J.H.T.] (c) 
Bryan Sunderland, 3rd s. and h., born 25, bap. 28 of May, 
1654. Buried at Pontefract, 22 July, 1730. (See A) (d) Two 
children born and buried, 9 Feb., 1655. By Elizabeth or Alice, 
d. of Thomas Hippon, (of Featherstone, near Pontefract, co. 
York, Esq., by Anne, d. and hs. of John Horncastle, of Feather- 
stone, aforesaid, buried there 26 Feb., 1706.) his second wife, 
L. S. had issue — (e) Richard S., b. 3, bap. 16 Dec, 1678, buried 
28 March, 1699, at F. (f) Abraham S., b. 13, bap. 20 June, 
1680, buried 16 Feb., 1681, at F. (g) Samuel S., of Bradley, 
in ph. of Kildwick, b. and bap. May 7, 1682, and buried Jan. 
30, 1753. (See B.) (h) Judith S., bap. 9 April, 1674, married 
June 11, 1695, Edward Stanhope, of Nostell, Esq. (i) Susanna 
S., b. 19, bap. 29 Feb., 1675, died unmarried, and buried at 
Featherstone, 16 June, 1756. (j) Elizabeth S., b. at Feather- 
stone, bap. 13 Sep., 1677, married Coates, of Pontefract, 

CO. York, M.D. 

A. Bryan, Esq., m. (1) Anne, d. of Sir Matthew Appleyard, 
Bt., issue — Peter, bur. at Fetherston, 1727, m. Anne, d. Thos. 
Thornhill, issue — Richard, of Aikton, Esq., b. 3rd, bap. 13th 
Oct., 1708, bur. at Featherston, 27 March, 1737. Peter, bap. 
14 Sep., 1709, bur. 21 July, 1711. Langdale, bap. 12 June, 
1724, bur. 20 Sep., 1728. Anne, bap. 5 Dec, 1711, m, (1) John 
Wordsworth, gent, d. 1731 : (2) Thos. Sunderland, her cousin. 
Elizabeth, bap. 11 May, bur. at F. on 15th, 1713. Jane, bap. 
8 June, 1715, bur. at F., 14 Nov., 1785. Frances, bap. 29 Jan., 
1717, bur. at F., 2 Sep., 1717. Susanna, bap. 27 March, 1719, 
m. (1) on 3 Nov., 1736, John Wormald, Batley : (2) John Todd, 
Newstead, Esq. Bryan S. m. (2) Susan Adams, of Rowcliffe, 
issue — (a) John, of Doncaster, Esq., b. at Aikton, bap. 8 April, 
1679, m. Ann England, 18 July, 1699, issue — John, d. unmar- 
ried at age of 21. A daughter m. Col. Foley, of Foot Guards. 
Catherine m. Sir George Cooke, of Wheatley, Bt. (b) Marma- 
duke, bap. 21 March, 1687, bur. 26 Aug., 1699. (c) Mary, bur. 
at F., 8 May, 1682, aged 1 day. (d) Mary, bap. 23 Sep., 1683. 
(e) Elizahetli, bap. 15 April, 1686. (f) Susannah, bap. 8 Nov., 




B. Samuel S., of Bradley, in Kildwick, gent., bap. at F., 7 
May, 1682, biir. at Badswortli, 25 April, 1742, mar. Elizabeth, 
d. of Samuel Jenkinson, of Hodgswick, Notts., (bur. at Bads- 
worth, 30 Jan., 1753,) and had 12 children : — 

I. Langdale, of Bradley, Esq., Collector of His Majesty's 
Customs at Newcastle-on-Tyne, b. at Featherstone, 7 May, 
1706. He married a 2nd wife at an advanced age, no issue by 
her. He died at Newcastle. By his first wife, Elizabeth, d. and 
h. of Henry Forster, of Ukerby, Yorkshire, Esq., and relict of 
Thomas Burdon, Esq., of co. Durham, he had three children — 

Langdale, twin with Elizabeth, b. at Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
Elizabeth, mar. Thomas Denison, Esq., of Leeds. She 

died a widow at Bath, 1815, leaving an only son, 

Thomas Denison, Esq., of co. York. 
Forster, b. at Newcastle, die^ in infancy. 

II. Samuel, b. at Eogerthorpe, in Badsworth, 30 Aug., 1709^ 
bur. 4 Oct., 1719. 

III. John, b. at Eogerthorpe, bap. Jan. 15, 1710-11, died at 
Whittington Hall, on 15th, bur. 19th Nov., 1782. J.P. for 
Lancashire. Mar. Mary, d. and h. of Thomas Rawlinson, of 
Whittington Hall, Esq., she died at Ulverston, 28 July, 1798, 
was bur. at Whittington. ^tat 77. (See C.) 

IV. Richard, b. at Eogerthorpe, bap. 26 May, 1712 ; in the 
Colour trade, London ; bur. at Cork in Ireland. Mar. Elizabeth 
Duel and had issue — 

John, born in London, died in infancy. 

Elizabeth, born at Croydon, Surrey, after her father's 
death. Mar. in Nov., 1765, Joseph Pickford, of Eoyton 
Hall, CO. Lancaster, Esq., who afterwards took the name 
of Eadcliffe, and removed to Milnesbridge House, near 
Huddersfield. She died there. [He was J.P., and be- 
came a Baronet.] 

V. Peter, b. at Eogerthorpe, bap. Aug. 12, 1713 ; of Billing- 
ley, in Yorkshire, died unmarried. 

VI. Thomas, b. at Eogerthorpe, March 3, 1717 ; of Bigland 
Hall, Lancashire, bur. at Cartmel. He married first Anne, d. 
of Peter and Anne Sunderland, of Aikton, widow of John 
Wordsworth, gent. She was buried at Featherstone, 28 Aug., 
1749. He married secondly Mary, d. of John Fox, of White- 
haven, gent., widow of George Bigland, of Bigland Hall, Esq. 
She was buried at Cartmel. His children were — 

(1) Samuel, b. at Featlierston, bap. 10 Sep., 1747. 

(2) Anne, b. at F., 28 Aug., 1746, living in 1816. 

(3) Mary, b. at F., March, 1748, mar. John Askew, D.D., 
Eector of Oadbury, in Somerset ; died without issue. 

(1) Peter, b. at Bigland, 31 July, 1754, became non comp, 
meiit., living 1816. By second wife. 



(2) Langdale, b. at Bigland, 10 March, 1756, bur. at 
Cartmel, Jan., 1760. 

(3) John, b. at Bigland, 29 Dec, 1760; died in North 

(4) Langdale, b. at Bigland, 1764, M.D. Bur. at Cartmel; 
mar. Miss Dodgson, no issue. 

(5) Elizabeth, b. at Bigland, 11 March, 1758, mar. (1) 
Wm. Eussel, of Keen Ground, near Hawkshead ; mar. 

(2) Deake, clerk, M.A., Rector of Ensor, Chaplain 

to the Duke of Devonshire. She died at Ensor. 

(6) Sarah, b. at Bigland, 12 Nov., 1762, mar. John Tip- 
ping Senhouse, of Calder Abbey, Cumberland, Esq., died 
there a widow, leaving four daughters — Mary, Ellen, 
Sarah and Elizabeth. 

VII. Olivia, b. at Feathei^ton, 30 Dec, 1703; mar. 9 May, 
1727, Thomas Sale, of Wentbridge, co. York, gent., issue — 
Benjamin, only son, and a daughter, Olivia. 

VIII. Elizabeth, b. at Featherston, bap. 10 May, bur. 10 
June, 1705. 

IX. Mary, b. at Featherston, bap. 27 Jan., 1708, bur. at 
Badsworth, 17 Dec, 1732. 

X. Penelope, b. at Rogerthorpe, 17 Jan., 1714. 

XI. Susanna, b. at Rogerthorpe, 17 Jan., 1716. 

XII. Catherine, b. at Rogerthorpe, bap. 27 Oct., 1720; mar. 
28 Feb., 1742, William Barraclough ; no issue. 

C. John S. m. Mary Rawlinson, issue — Thomas, b. at 
Whittington, 3 Nov., 1744, of Whittington Hall, and Little 
Croft, near Ulverston, Esq., J. P., D.L., Lt. Col. Commander of 
battalion of Volunteers, 1803; died at Little Croft, 1821, bur. at 
Ulverston. He married Anne, d. and h. Wm. Dickson, of Beck- 
bank, in Cumberland, Esq. Bur. at Ulverston, 12 April, 1809, 
aged 66, next par. Samuel, born in London, 26 Aug., 1751, died 
in infancy. Judith, b. at Whittington Hall, 15 May, 1741, mar. 
Aug., 1755, Edward Gregge, Esq., Chamber Hali, Lancaster, 
who took the name Hopwood. She died at Hopwood Hall and 
was buried at Middleton, in Lancashire, leaving an only son 
and three daughters. 

Thomas, above mentioned, had issue — fa) John, clerk, M.A., b. 
at Little Croft, 21, bap. 23 Aug., 1769, Incumbent of Ulverston 
and Pennington, Rector of Wiveliscombe, Somerset. He mar. 
(1) Anne, d. Edward King, Esq., of Askham Hall, Westmore- 
land, Vice Chancellor of D. of Lancr. She died 1816, aged 31, 

bur. at Ulverston. (2) Mary Elizabeth, d. Morland, Esq., 

CO. Westmoreland. She died s.p. at Leghorn, 1871. (b) Thomas, 
b. at Little Croft, bap. 29 May, 1774. Entered the Army. Mar. 
Catherine, y. d. of Lt. Col. Campbell, Blackheath. No issue, 
(c) Eleanora, b. at L. Croft 28 Feb., bap. 3 March, 1771, bur. at 
Ulverston; unmar. (d) Mary, b. at L. Croft, bap. 16 Aug., 1772; 



mar. in 1804, Hon. Wm. Lumley, K.G.C.B., Brig. Gen., y. son 
of 4th E. of Scarbro. Died at L. Croft, July, 1807, bur. at 
Ulverstcn ; no issue, (e) Anne, b. at L. Croft, 2 June, 1776 ; mar. 
29 July, 1799, Henry Askew, clerk, A.M., Bector of Grey stoke, 
CO. Cumberland; d. 1851, issue— Henry, Anne, Elizabeth and 
Eleanor a. 

John, by Anne King, had issue — (1) Thomas, b. at Little 
Croft, Oct. 22, 1807. Bur. at Ulverston, 1867, aged 59; un- 
married. (2) Edward, b. at Little Croft, Dec. 17, 1808. Lt. 
Col. Royal Artillery (Bengal). Mar. Frances Austin, of Dublin, 
issue — Mary Henrietta, b. in Lidia, mar. Capt. John Theobald, 
(1857.) Annie Eliza Plantagenet, b. on shipboard. Catherine, 
b. at Bath. (3) John, b. in Ulverston, d. inf. (4) George Henry 
Carleton S., b. at Ulverston, 3 May, 1814, Commander R.N., 
D.L., built Swarthdale in 1851 ; 4)ur. at Ulverston, Dec, 1876. 
Mar. Margaret, d. and coh. of Lt. Col. D. Story, R.A., d. 1860, 
at Brussels. (5) Anne, b. at Ulverston, 1811, bur. there 1819. 

To be continued. 

Bethell. — Sir Hugh was elected 
in 1660 for two places, Beverley and 
Hedon, and sat for Hedon ; he must 
also have sat for the East Riding; 
he died in 1680 and is said to have 
been knighted by Charles II. in 
1658. His nephew sat in 1695 and 
1698 for Hedon, and 1714 for Pon- 
tefract. The Ellerton branch failed 
ni 1747, with Hugh Bethell who 
married Dorothy, daughter of Squire 
Draker, of Beswick. I don't know 
vho Sir Hugh Bethell was knighted 
)y, but I have here Col. Sir Hugh 
iethell's Military Commissions and 
papers, 1639 to 1695, and he appears 
,0 have been governor of Scarbro' 
Castle. A good many of the papers 
are signed by Ld. Fairfax. We have 
very few deeds here relating to the 
family, and I believe they were 
burnt as rubbish some years ago. 
The various Hugh Bethells are puz- 
Does Mr. Pink know of G. R. Park's 
published in 1886? 


Belasyse. — My pedigree of the Belasyse family states Henry 
Belasyse, eldest son of Sir Thomas P)elasyse, 1st Viscount 

zling to make out. 
Parliamentary Representation of Yorkshire 

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Wood, of Holling HaU. 
The Rev. Basil Kilvington Woodd was born at Aldborough 
Manor, Yorkshire, September 15, 1842. He was educated at 
Harrow and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He took his de- 
gree as LL.B., 1861 ; was ordained a Deacon at Ely on Advent 
Sunday, December 3rd, 1865, and took Priest's orders at Ely 
on the 4th Sunday in Advent, December 23rd, 1866, by Harold 
Browne, then Bishop of Ely. He served as curate to the Rev. 
F. G. Vesey, All Saints, Huntingdon, from January, 1866, to 
March, 1867. He married (April 24, 1867) Esther Harriett, 
2nd daughter of the Rev. Edmund Hollond, of Benhall Lodge, 
Saxmundham, Suffolk. He went as curate to the Rev. Dr. 
Bernays at Gt. Stanmore, from September, 1867, to April, 1868. 
In September, 1868, he served as curate to the Rev. Richard 
F. L. Blunt, Yicar of Scarborough, and there he remained until 
1873, when he was presented to the living of Filey, Yorkshire, 
by Mrs. Brooke, of Gateforth House, Selby. He continued to 
work there until January, 1880, when he was preferred to St. 
John's, Bilton in Harrogate, enteriug on his miuistr}^ there ou 
Sunday, January 18th, 2nd Sunday after Epiphany. Here he 
remained until 1883, when his health having failed, he was 
compelled to resign it. He preached his last sermon there ou 
October 21, 1883, and left directly after, spending that winter 
in Bournemoutli, and in March, 1884, by advice, he travelled 



in Sicily and Ital}^ accompanied by his wife, returning to Eoyat 
in May, to try a course of the waters there. He spent that 
summer at Bex, in Switzerland, where he was joined by all his 
five children. He did not however regain his health as had been 
hoped for, and they returned to England in September, when 
after a few weeks in London, he went to Torquay for the winter. 
The climate suited him though not his family, and he was able 
to take occasional duty while there. He left Torquay in March, 
1885, took a house at St. Leonards and resided there. He 


came down into Yorkshire for a short time in Aiigust and 
]Dreached once more at Bilton on August 9th. He again visited 
Scarborough and Filey, He spent that winter at St. Leonards, 
his health" however not improving. On April 8th, 1886, he 
went up to London for a Magnetic treatment under Dr. Bayne's 
advice, and stayed at his house in Brook St. Here he took a 
severe chill on Saturday the 10th, from the effects of which he 
never recovered, but after a few days of much suffering he 



gradually sank, and died on Friday, April 16th. He was buried 
at Bilton, April 21, according to his express wish to rest in his 
own last parish. He left a widow and six children, two sons 
and four daughters. His eldest child, a daughter, had died at 
Bilton, on April 2, 1882, aged 14. 

A large concourse of persons assembled at Bilton Church to 
j)ay their last tribute of respect to the late vicar of Bilton, on 
the occasion of his interment in the burial ground adjoining 
the church. The deceased gentleman during the time he was 
the head of the parish, won the respect and esteem of all with * 
whom he came in contact. As a preacher, his sermons were 
always intensely spiritual and practical, and his discourses, 
both in and out of the |)uipit, were characterised by a warmth 
of expression that ever made him an acceptable speaker. The 
interest he took in matters directly concerning the parish will 
long remain fresh and green in the memories of those with whom 
he was associated, and his wise counsel and genial spirit will 
be greatly missed. During his term of office at Bilton, the 
services in the Church were largely attended, not only by the 
immediate parishioners, but by others who resided in more re- 
mote parts of the town. Unobtrusiveness was a marked trait 
in his character ; he coveted not the highest position, but the 
position in which he could be the most useful, and to sum up 
the qualities which the deceased possessed, we can truly reiter 
ate the sentiments of another when we say that "he was a good 
man." A great blow fell upon the deceased and his family 
when his eldest daughter was laid to rest in Bilton Churchyard, 
six years ago, and being in delicate health at the time, it was a 
blow from the effects of which he never wholly recovered. Con- 
siderable sympathy was manifested with the deceased gentleman 
and his family in the sore trial, and this in a great measure 
tended to buoy up his spirits and enable him to prosecute the 
arduous duties of his office, until failing health compelled him 
to relinquish the work. It was with considerable difficulty Ifhat 
he was persuaded to leave the place where he had toiled so 
assiduously, and around which hovered so many treasured as- 
sociations, but, however, increasing failure in health necessitated 
his travelling to the south, and this he was reluctantly com- 
pelled to do. After a life of unqualified usefuhiess — though 
perhaps shortened by the energy and constancy which he dis- 
played in the discharge of his duties — he brcatlied his last in 
London on the 16tli of April, at the comparatively early age of 
43 years. The deceased was the eldest son of Mr. Basil T. 
Woodd, late M.P., of Conyngham Hall, Knaresborough. 

BoYCE, BoYES. — Since my last query about Joanna Boyce, 
wife of Rev. Peter Prudden, I have learned from two sources 



that Edston is the j^lace referred to in her will, [she being then 
a Mrs. Bishop,] and that it, with Southfield [in the parish of 
Kirkdale] are contiguous to Kirby Moorside, and Mr. Henry J. 
Prudden, of New Haven, U.S.A., found that the family did not 
reside there, but at Halifax, and that the parents were Eev. 
John and Joanna Boyce of the latter place. This may lead to 
a further identification of the parties immediately connected 
with Mrs. Boyce-Prudden-Bishop. E. N. Sheppard. 

Jersey City, U. S. A. 

Dr. Paul Carrington, from whom our Virginia branch des- 
cended, married Miss Henningham Codrington, by whom he 
had six sons and one daughter ; he died in the island of Barba- 
dos in the early part of the 18th century. He, or the one from 
whom he descended, emigrated we think, directly from York- 
shire, to that Island. Some of his offspring went from 
Barbados to England and have descendants now living in the 
latter. We wish to trace Dr. Paul's descent back to the Yorkshire 
branch which were seated in the latter about 1580, and wish to 
open correspondence with any one interested. 

P. R. Carrixgton, Richmond, Va., U. S. of N. A. 

Mr. William Sykes, of Leeds, 
Solicitor, who died 30 August, 
1887, aged 75, leaving a widow, 
a son, and two daughters, de- 
serves to have his name recorded 
as a collector of pedigrees — of 
Leeds families chiefly. He des- 
cended from a stock long resi- 
dent at Bretton West, whose 
pedigree of numerous branches 
was compiled and privately 
printed a few years ago by a 
name sake and cousin german, 
Mr. WilHam Sykes, F.S.A., now 
of Mexbrough. 

John Sykes, M.D. 

Arms of Sykes, Bart., E.R.Y. 



Bishop Eobinson. — Will any reader of " Yorkshire Notes and 
Queries," trace me the pedigree of the family of John Robinson, 
Bishop of London ; likewise that of his brother's family, Chris- 
topher Robinson. Richard Robinson, Bishop of Armagh, 
contemporary with Bishop Robinson, of London, was he brother 
to Bishop Robinson, of London '? H. D. 

Wellington Lodge, Shoreham, Sussex. 

Peregrine Pelham, M.P. — Sir William Pelham, Knt., Justice 
of Ireland and Master of the Ordnance to Queen Elizabeth, — 
who by his first wife was ancestor of the Pelhams of Brokelsby, 
CO. Lincoln ; by his second wife, Dorothy, dau. of Anthony 
Catesby, of Whiston, and widow^ of Sir Robert Dormer, to whom 
he was married about 1576, — had a son Peregrine. By his will 
dated June 27, 1586, Sir William bequeathed to this son, "two 
parts of his manor of Wickham and two parts of his lands lying 
in Acrehouse, Nettleton, Rothewell, Normanby, &c., in co. 
Lincoln." It cannot be doubted but that this Peregrine Pelham 
was afterwards the Regicide. He was returned to the Long 
Parliament for Hull in 1641, and took an active part in all the 
proceedings of the Parliamentary Party, being one of the King's 
Judges who signed the warrant for execution. He died before 
1652, and after the Restoration was one of the dead Regicides 
■excepted out of the Act of Oblivion. AVhat more is known of 
him ? I believe he was an Alderman of Hull. Did he leave 
issue? W. D. Pink. [See " Hull Letters ": T. T. Wildridge.] 

Brian Stapleton, Esq., temp, Charles 1. What is the date 
of decease of Bryan Stapylton of My ton, the fatlier of Sir Henry 
Stapylton, 1st Bart, (so created in 1660) ; and was he the 
^ Brian Stapleton, Esq.,' returned M.P. for Aldborough circa 
Sept., 1645, in the place of Sir Robert Strickland disabled. If 
not, who was the latter gentleman ? I think he was one of the 
members excluded by Col. Pride in Dec, 1648, and he seems 
to have died before the Restoration. W. D. Pink. 

Leigh, Lancashire. 

Prime. — See Advertisement on Cover. Anij notes on the 
family will be welcome for next issue. 


The Right Hon, George Edmund Milnes Monckton Arundell. 
M,A,, 7th Viscount Galway and Baron Killard in the Kingdom 
of Ireland, has recently been created a Peer of the United 
Kingdom in honour of the Jubilee of our most Gracious Sove- 
reign Lady Queen Victoria, and his Lordship has elected to 
take the title of Baron Monckton and consequently is elevated 
to a seat in the House of Lords. Baron Monckton is a Conser- 
vative in pohtics, and has sat in the House of Commons as a 
member of the Conservative party. 



His Lordship is the only issue of the marriage of the late 
Right Hon. George Edward Arimdell Monckton, M.P., 6th 
Viscount Galway, and the Eight Hon. Henrietta Eliza, the 
Dowager Viscountess Galway, the only daughter of the late 
Eohert Pemherton Milnes, Esq., of Fryston Hall, Yorkshire, 
and was born on the 18th November, 1844, succeeded 6tli Feb., 
1876, and married on the 24 July, 1879, to Vere, only dau. of 
the late Ellis Gosling, Esq., of Busbridge Hall, Surrey, by 
whom he has (1) Hon. Violet Frances, born 14 May, 1880. (2) 
Hon. Geo. Vere Arundel, born 24 March, 1882. 

The elevation to the Upper House is a very suitable one in 
as much as his Lordship (as will be seen from the accompanying 
pedigree) is descended in a direct line from Edward III. through 
the marriage of his lineal ancestor William Monckton, Esquire, 
of Cavil, with Ann, daughter of Sir Robert Aske, Knight. More- 
over his Lordship is traced through royal blood by the marriage 
of his ancestor the 1st Lord Galway, with Lady Elizabeth 
Manners, daughter of John, Duke of Rutland, who was lineally 
descended from Anne Plantagenet, sister to Edward IV., and 
wife of Thomas St. Leger, Knight, and many other instances 
can be shown where Baron Monckton's descent is traced through 
illustrious families claiming royal descent, and the Baron's 
family have been connected wath an English county, viz: York- 
shire, from the remotest period, for if we take Burke's Peerage 
as an authority, his Lordship claims lineage from one Simon 
Monckton, living previous to 1326, and holding property in 
Monckton, co. York, but of course in this brief sketch to deal 
with the long line of his Lordship's illustrious ancestors (many 
of whom have held prominent places in the annals of our coun- 
try, and their merits have found just marks of respect from our 
historians of bygone ages,) is impossible. The Court Rolls of 
the Manor of Wakefield shew an uninterrupted title of property 
holden of that Manor from the year 1654, by his Lordship's 
ancestors. The Moncktons have also been large landed pro- 
prietors at several places in Yorkshire, especially in Pontefract, 
where we find one Robert Monckton, Esq., stood for that 
borough in 1698, and, on 16 Dec, 10th William III., 1698, 
presented a petition to the House of Commons setting forth 
that he was duly chosen a burgess to serve in Parliament for 
that borough and ought to have been returned as such, but by 
corrupt and illegal methods John Briglit, Esquire, procured 
himself to be returned in wrong to the petitioner and praying 
relief therein ; the said petition was referred to the Committee 
of Privileges and Elections, and they reported that the right of 
election was agreed to be in such persons as had an Inheritance 
or Freehold of Burgage Tenure within the said borough, and 
that there was upon the poll for Mr. Bright 72, for Mr. Monck- 
ton 70, and after hearing the voluminous evidence pro and con 



and tlie House being subsequently moved, it divided thereon, 
with the result that for the election of Mr. Bright were 143, 
against 157, and the election of Mr. Bright was negatived and 
a new writ was made out accordingly. 

Baron Monckton's late father was a son of the Eight Hon. 
William George, 5th Yiscount Galway, and the Eight Hon. 
Catherine Elizabeth, Viscountess Galway, and was born at 
Nether Knutsford, Cheshire, on the 1st March, 1805, where his 
baptism is thus recorded — "Birth 1st March, Baptism 21st 
March, 1805. Monckton, George Edward Arundel, son of the 
Honorable William George Monckton and Catherine Eliza his 
wife, of Nether Knutsford." He married on the 25th April, 
1838, his cousin, the Viscountess before named, and died 6 Feb., 
1876. The Dowager Viscountess Galway, the Baron's mother, 
is a sister of The Eight Hon. Eichard Monckton Milnes, Baron 
Houghton, D.C.L., M.A., F.E.S. ; in the peerage of the United 
Kingdom ; of Fryston Hall aforesaid, and descended from an 
English Family claiming considerable eminence in the county 
of Derby in the reign of Elizabeth where they held large estates. 

Baron Galway's Grandfather was married at Nether Knuts- 
ford, Cheshire, and his marriage is thus recorded: "William 
George Monckton, of Harvv^orth, in the county of York, and 
Catherine Eliza Handheld, of the parish of Knutsford, were 
married in this church by License duly obtained, this 4th day 
June, 1804"; and the remaining issue of his marriage were 
baptised at Harworth, York, as follow : 

Charles Augustus, s. of Hon. William George and Catherine 
Elizabeth Monckton, of Eanby cottage, in the parish of Bub- 
worth, born 11 May, 1806, bap. July 15th, 1806, at Serlby 
Hall, in the parish of Harworth. 

Augustus William, s. of Hon. W^illiam George and Catherine 
Monckton, (no residence mentioned,) born 8 April, 1808, bap. 
10 May, 1808. 

Edmund Gambler, s. of Hon. William George and Catherine 
Monckton, of Cuckney, born 21 Dec, 1809, bap. 2G March, 1810. 

Frederick Smyth, s. of Hon. William George and Catherine 
Elizabeth Monckton, (no residence mentioned,) born 31 May, 
1811, bap. 13 July, 1811. 

Cecilia Elizabeth, d. of Hon. AVilliam George and Catherine 
Elizabeth Monckton, (no residence mentioned,) born (no date,) 
bap. 9 Dec, 1812. 

Horace Manners, s. of W^illiam George M. Arundel, Visct. 
Galway, and Catherine Elizabeth, of Serlby, born (no date,) 
bap. 12 June, 1824. 

Caroline Isabella, d. of William George ^1. Arundel, Visct. 
Galway, and Catherine Elizabeth, of Serlby Hall, born (no 
date,) bap. 12 April, 1831. 



Marriage same place. 
25tli March, 1856. Thomas John Monson, bachelor, clerk, 
of Kh-by Fleetham, son of the Hon. and Eev. Thomas Monson, 
clerk, to Caroline Isabella Monckton, spinster, daughter of the 
Eight Hon. "William George Monckton Arundell, Viscount 
Galway, of Serlby. 

Burials at ^Yalcot. 

Frederick Smyth Monektou, 10, Kensington Place, June 5, 
1861, age 50. ' 

- Catherine Elizabeth, Viscountess Galwav, 15, Marlboro 
Place, Bath, April 15, 1862, age 78. 

Burials at Felkirk. 

"William George Monckton Arundell. Viscount Galway, Serlby 
Hall, Notts., Feb. 8, 1834, age 52. 

Charles Augustus Monckton, late of the Island of Corfu, a 
Captain in the 88th Regiment of Foot, died on the 9th August, 
1831, a bachelor and intestate, leaving his father his heir at 
law, and administration to his estate and effects was granted to 
his father in May, 1832, and administration de bonis non was 
granted to his estate 8 June, 1848. 

Augustus William Monckton, a Commander in her Majesty's 
Xavy, died at sea in the month of January, 1833, a bachelor 
and intestate, and administration to his estate was granted to 
his father in Oct., 1833, and administration de bonis non was 
granted to his estate 8 June, 1848. 

W^illiam George Arundell, Viscount Galway, died on the 2nd 
Feb., 1834, intestate as to real estate and the Baron's father 
was his heu' at law. This Viscount presented to the King's 
most excellent Majesty King George IV. a petition to drop the 
title of Arundell before Galway in consequence of his father 
having barred the entails and remainder created by the recited 
W^ill and Codicil of Lady Frances Arundell, sister of John, 
Duke of Eutland, and widow of Eichard Arundell, only brother 
of John, late Lord Arundell, of Trerise, dated 15 Oct., 1704, 
and IS June, 1767, And the estate having been disposed of by 
the petitioner's late father; but to continue the use of the sur- 
name of Ai'undeli after the family name of Monckton and to 
bear the Arms of x\rundell quarterly with those of Monckton, 
Arundell in the first quarter 

By Articles of Agreement dated in June, 1808, between 
Eachel Milnes, of Fryston, near Ferry Bridge, York, widow and 
relict of Eichard Slater Milnes, late of the same place, Esq., 
deceased, of the first part; Eobert Pemberton Milnes, of Fryston 
aforesaid, Esq., (eldest son and heir at law of the said Eichard 

* Her LadysMp was baptised at Ilfracombe on ISth Oct., 1783, as " Cath. 
Elizab., daughter of Geo. and Eliz. Handfield,"' and described on the Regi- 
ster of her death as -'widow of "William George, Viscount Galway," and that 
she died from natiu'al decay on 7th April, 1862. 



Slater Milues by the said Eacliel late bis wife,) of tbe second 
part ; tbe Eight Hon. Robert Arimdell, Viscount Galway, of 
tbe third part; the Hon. Henrietta Maria Monckton, second 
daughter of the said Eobert Arundell, Viscount Galway by tbe 
Eight Hon. Elizabeth, late Viscountess Galway, deceased, for- 
merly Elizabeth Mathew, spinster, of the fourth part ; Eichard 
Eodes Milnes, of Fryston aforesaid, second son of the said 
Eichard Slater Milnes by the said Eachel late his wife; John 
Thornton, of Norwood, Surrey, Esq.; the Hon. William George 
Monckton, eldest son and heir apparent of the said Eobert 
Arundell, Viscount Galway, by the said Elizabeth, late Vis- 
countess Galway, his late wife, deceased, and George Mathew, 
of Upper Seymour Street, St. Marylebone, Middlesex, Esq., of 
the 5th part ; the following facts are recited — 

That there was issue of the said Eobert Arundel, Viscount 
Galway, by the said Elizabeth, Viscountess Galway, besides the 
said William George Monckton and Henrietta Maria Monckton 
several other children all of whom excepting four had departed 
this life. 

That there was not any issue of the said Eobert, Viscount 
Galway, by Bridget, Viscountess Galway. 

That under the last Will and Testament of Mary Mathew, 
late of Weymouth St., London, deceased, late sister of the said 
Elizabeth, late Viscountess Galway, the said Henrietta Maria 
Monckton was entitled to a share thereunder. 

That a marriage was intended to be shortly had and solemn- 
ised between the said Eobert Pemberton Milnes and Henrietta 
Maria Monckton. 

PoNTEFKACT. — Pontefract Park, with the lands there called 
Vicar Close formerly part thereof, within the Honor of Ponte- 
fract, parcel of His late Majesty's Duchy of Lancaster, County 
York, with the mines, veins of coal, claypits, messuages, &c., 
with the appurtenances thereto belonging, were by the then 
King's Majesty's Indenture of Lease, under the seal of his Duchy 
of Lancaster, dated 25th March, 1778, granted and demised 
unto the Earl of Besborough and John Fountayne, trustees ap- 
pointed by the last will and testament of John, Lord Viscount 
Galway, in the kingdom of Heland, to hold to them, their heirs, 
executors and assigns, for 81 years at a rent of £5 for first 3 
years and then £80 per annum for remainder of said term, 
payable at the Feasts of St. Michael the Archangel, and the 
annunciation of the blessed Virgin Mary; which premises, with 
the abuttals and boundaries thereof, did appear by a survey 
taken thereof by virtue of a commissin issued under the seal of 
the said Duchy, dated 2nd Sept., 1765, directed to Eichard 
Smith, of Ashbourne, Coun. Derby, Surveyor, by him returned 
into the oflice of the Clerk of the Council of the said Duchy, 
thereby remaining on record. A certain portion of the said 


park and lands so demised as aforesaid, containing 325 acres, 
was under an Act of Parliament passed in the 20th year of the 
reign of King George III., entitled — "An Act for dividing the 
park of Pontefract, &c.," set apart and severed by fences for the 
use of the inhabitants of the township of Pontefract and Tan- 
shelf, in discharge of their right of commonage and pasturage 
over the residue of the said lands. The residue of the said 
lands were, since the passing of the said Act, divided and laid 
into several farms. The Right Honorable Jane, Viscountess 
Dowager Galway, the widow and relict of the said John, Lord 
Viscount Galway, was entitled under her late husband's Will 
to the rents and profits of the said demised premises for life. 
By deed poll dated the 12th June, 1787, the said Earl of Bes- 
borough and John Fountayne surrendered into the hand of the 
King's Majesty Geo. III., all such parts of the said premises as 
remained vested in them after the passing of the said Act, with 
the appurtenances estate interest deeds, &c., that the same 
remain absolutely vested in his Majesty, and to be at his dis- 

To he continued. H. W. Aldked. 

Clapham. — In a pedigree given in 
Old Yorkshire, Vol. III., George 
Clapham, father of Sir Christopher, 
is set down as eldest son of Gresham 
Clapham by Ann Fisher. Several 
other children are mentioned besides 
Francis, who was baptized at Leeds 
in 1586. General John Clapham, 
of Banbury note, is there given as 
brother of William, who married 
Joan Scargill, and four sisters are 
mentioned: — Thomasine, who mar- 
ried Thomas Nesfield, Ames, who 

married Redman, Anne married J. Bosville, and Elizabeth 

married Thomas Methley. Further notes and corrections will 
be acceptable. 



In Whitaker's Craven we have a few notes on the family, and 
he refers to Thoresby's pedigree of the Claphams, under 
Cottingley, near Leeds, where they occasionally resided. 
Whitaker states that they sprung from Clapham, or Clapdale 
Castle, near Ingleborough, which I am more ready to receive 
than the statement in the sheet pedigree that Arthur Clapham 

founded Clapham." I fear it would be very difficult to prove 
that the said Arthur — the anti-Norman — ever existed, and his 
descent from the French King reads like a fiction, such as were 
coined in Tudor times. Dodsworth states that "John Clapham, 
ye last of Clapdale, past ytt [Beamsley] to William Clapham, 
of Beamsley, father of George. In Glover's "Visitation of 
Yorkshire," 1584-5, and in Dugdale's Visitation, 1665, the 
pedigree is recorded. The arms proved were. Argent on a 
bend azure, six fleurs-de-lis, or, 2, 2, 2 ; with five quarterings ; 
and the crest, a lion rampant sable, holding a sword argent, 
hilt and pomel, or. Whitaker records the tradition that the 
Claphams were buried upright in a chantry vault at Bolton 
Priory, and under a copy of a fictitious pedigree adds the signi- 
ficant words — This out-Lamberts Lambert ! 

Your correspondent had better verify the middle portion of 
the pedigree, and altogether discard the early portion. A few 
days at the Record Office, London, would disabuse his mind. 


In the Clapham Pedigree which appears in the April Number 
of "Yorkshire Notes and Queries," John Arthur Clapham 
marries in 1871, Martha Ann, daughter of Benjamin Ferrand, 
Esq., " who claimed to spring from the Ferrands, of St. Ives." 
The Ferrand pedigree shows no such connection, and I feel 
sure it is a mistake. B. 

The East Riding Claphams, 
according to Poulson, also 
claim to be descended from 
Pharamond, King of France ! ! 
They settled at Bm-ton Pidsea 
about 1693. They bore arms : 
Upon a bend, six fleurs-de-lys, 
2, 2, 2. 

According to Le Xerc's Knujhu (Harl. iSoc, p. 67) the first 
and second sons of Gresham Clapham, of Beamsley, were 
George Clapham and Sir Sheffield CLipliam. The former by 



liis wife Martha, dau. of Reginald Heber, of Martou, was father 
of Sir Christopher Clapham, Knight. Sir Sheffield Clapham 
was knighted at Plymouth in 1625, and left an only daughter 
and heiress, Anne, the wife of Thomas Assheton, Esq. His 
nephew, Sir Christopher, who was seated at Uflfington, County 
Lincoln, was knighted at Whitehall, 8th June, 16G0. He was 
M.P. for Stamford in 1659, and for Appleby in the Convention 
of 1660. Sir Christopher's eldest son, Sheffield, was living in 
1665, being then aged 36, but he appears to have predeceased 
his father, his eldest son Christopher being heir and adminis- 
trator to his grandfather. The latter who was living in London 
in 1705, married Eleanor, daughter of Claydon Jolly, of West 
Deeping, county Lincoln, but left no surviving issue. His 
widow married secondly, in 1712, another Christopher Clapham, 
her first husband's cousin, and only son of Christopher, second 
son of Sir Christopher Clapham, before named. She survived 
also her second husband, and apparently all her children, 
dying on the 25th October, 1748, aged 76, and was buried in 
Westminster Abbey. (Vide " Westminster Abbey Register.") 

W. D. Pink. 


MoERALL, MoERELL. — Mr. M. T. Morrall, Balmoral House,. 

Matlock Bank, has been collecting genea- 
logical notes respecting his family name 
from various sources and counties, and 
we understand that Mr. W. Wilberforce 
Morrell, of York, will shortly issue these 
notes, in pamphlet form. All spellings 
of the name are included, as Muryl, 
Moraly, Merrell, Morehall. Three forms 
are found in Yorkshire, though not plenti- 
fully. In 1617, the name of William 
Morrill, of Fittlings," Yorkshire, ap- 
pears as a recusant, when he was fined 
for absence from church. " York Depo- 


Joseph Parbery Chown was born at Kingsthorpe, near 
Northampton, in December, 1821. He was the eldest of four 
children, and lost his mother when twelve years old. At the 
village day-school he was noted for his powerful memory. 
He attended the Baptist chapel from infancy, and was 
baptized in the little river near Kingsthorpe, May 23, 1841, 
and soon after began to act as a local preacher. About 1844, 
he became pastor of Eavensthorpe Baptist Chapel at £40 a 



year, and was ordained in July, 1845, but, in order to qualify 
himself more fully, he resigned, and entered Horton College, 
Bradford, in September, 1846, under Dr. Acworth and the 
Eev. F. Clowes. He was an omnivorous reader, and made 
great progress, being able to retain nearly all he read. To 
high and exact scholarship, he never made pretentions, but he 
had a native sagacity that enabled him to lay hold on the best 
thoughts of others, and to discriminate between the showy and 
the substantial. On July 8, 1848, the congregation of Sion 
Baptist Chapel, Bradford, gave him a cordial invitation to be- 
come their minister, which he accepted. He laboured on most 
industriously, and the church grew to be a great power in the 
town. At the annual County Association Meetings of the de- 
nomination he became a ruling factor, outlines of his sermons 
and addresses being printed in the reports. In 1852, he 
published a discourse entitled — "Australia and the Church of 
Christ," and also a sermon "To Sunday School Teachers.'* 
His lecture on " William Carey," delivered in 1858, at the 
Exeter Hall Lectures, London, has had an extensive circu- 
lation. On May 12th, 1863, a presentation was made to him 
by his congregation of his portrait, &c. In October, 1863, an 
off-shoot church (at Hallfield) was established. In 1865, the 
public of Bradford decided to present him (on his return from 
America,) with his residence, which cost £900, and £100 in cash. 
The number of menibers at his chapel doubled during his first 
seven years service, and Chown of Bradford, was in requisition 
at all local and provincial religious events, whilst his repu- 
tation in London was gaining year by yea.r. He was very 
systematic, and always ready in ample time for every public 
engagement. He was a noted orator, but never trusted to his 
own fluency. Every sermon, almost every address, was written 
beforehand, and committed to memory by a few perusals. He 
generally began his Sunday's w^ork before breakfast on the 
previous Monday. In this way he secured time for an amount 
of pastoral visitation almost unparalleled. Often hundreds 
were present at the weekly prayer meetings, so attractive he 
made them, and so much personal influence he brought to bear 
on his people. 

A slip, when some mischievous young men tricked him, led 
him to become a decided abstainer and temperance advocate. 
In July, 1868, he declined an invitation to become a pastor in 
in Melbourne, AustraHa. In February, 1870, a new chapel 
was proposed, when Mr. Chown announced that he would be 
responsible for raising £1000. The foundation stone was laid 
August 1, 1871, and the opening commenced August 12, 1873, 
and finished in October, when the Kev. C. H. Spurgeon 
preached in St. George's Hall, October 8th. As the whole of 
the money required for the chapel had been subscribed, the 



collections after Mr. Spurgeon's sermons, amounting to £250 
were equally divided between Stockwell Orphanage and Brad- 
ford Fever Hospital. When Sion Chapel, Bridge Street, was 
demolished, permission was granted by the Home Secretary to 
have the bodies removed from the grave-yard to Underclitfe 
Cemetery, where a monument, dated September, 1873, may be 
seen, recording the removal. 

In April, 1875, Mr. Chown decided to accept an invitation 
to the pastorate of Bloomsbury, London. The Mayor of 
Bradford, on behalf of the townspeople, presented him with 
£1000, as an acknowledgment of his usefulness and estimable 
character. A little memorial volume, entitled " Sermons by 
the Rev. J. P. Chown, including his Farewell to Bradford, with 
Brief Sketch of his Life," from J. S. Wright's shorthand notes, 
was published by Thomas Brear, 1875. (George Harrison, 
pp. 70.) Some of the sermons he preached at the Rawdon 
College, and Yorkshire Baptist Union Anniversaries were fully 
reported. In 1871 he was Chairman of that Union, and in 
1883 he served as President of the Baptist Union of England. 
At Bloomsbury Chapel he was very popular, and his lectures 
there and at Exeter Hall were highly appreciated. Enfeebled 
health compelled him to resign the ministry in 1885, and on 
July 4th, 1886, he painlessly expired. Dr. Angus delivered 
the address at the Funeral, and the Memorial Sermons (printed 
in The Baptist, July 23, 1886,) were delivered in Bloomsbury 
Chapel by the Revs. Charles Williams and Dr. John Clifford; 
and a brief Memoir by Dr. S. G. Green, late of Rawdon, 
appeared in the BajJtist Handbook for 1887. Many of our dates 
we have taken from " Sion Jubilee Chapel. The Church 
Covenant, with Historical Notes." Bradford, M. Field, 1883. 
36 pages. The portrait accompanying our sketch is regarded 
as an excellent likeness. T. 


L— Rev. Makk Metcalfe, 1593. 

Records in stone — especially when, as in this case, the 
material is well-nigh imperishable — are both valuable and 
interesting. Such records become positively precious when 
they supply internal evidence of an historical and chronological 
nature ; their very existence testifies to their genuineness, for 
the minutest archaic trace cannot escape the lynx eye of the 
antiquarian. Antient monumental inscriptions, unlike faded 
records on parchment, are " graven with a pen of iron on the 
rock for ever." The Metcalfe slab is a singularly fine speci- 
men of the sixteenth century, bearing date 1593. The material 
is of Portland limestone, well preserved, the raised surface of 
the coat of arms above the inscription only slightly defaced, 



although the slab must have been removed many times since it 
was originally laid down. The lettering is clearly and deeply 
cut, and the surface of the stone smooth enough to edge a 
razor. Altogether it is well worth a careful examination by 
every archaeologist. It is the oldest monumental slab in the 
stately and venerable Church of Northallerton, in the North 
Riding of Yorkshire, and as an antient relic is justly prized 
and protected. The stone formerly covered the remains of the 
Eev. Mark Metcalfe, A.M., the thirtieth Vicar of Northallerton, 
and was probably removed from its original position in the 
chancel in 1779, to a secluded corner in the south transept 

beneath the great window of Bishop 
Neville, where it remained until 
1880, when it was removed to its 
present standing position beneath 
the Early English Window in the 
north transept. Herewith is a sketch 
of the slab. Arms — shield, quarterly, 
one and four, three calves for Metcalfe; 
two and three, a chevron between 
three quatrefoils pierced for Roughtony 
impaling Tomlinso7i, of Gateshead, co. 
Durham. The inscription, which is 
not difficult to decipher, is as follows- 
" Hie jacet in hoc tumulo Marcus 
Metcalfe, filius Lucse Metcalfe de 
Bedale, frater quoque et hseres 
Nicholai Metcalfe, armigeri unius 
sex clericorum eximse curiae cancel- 
lariae defuncti. Qui quidem marcus 
vicarius fuit matricis ecclesi^e Omni- 
um Sanctorum de Northallerton, in- 
cumbens ibidem xxxii. annos. Vixit 
Liv ann. tandem sepultus xxiv die 
mensis Maii, anno Domini 1593." 

The above is almost the only re- 
cord extant. Glover, in his Visitation 
says — Mark Metcalfe, of Bellerby, 
Vicar of Northallerton, was the 
fourth son of Luke Metcalfe, of 
Bedale, by his wife Katherine, second daughter of Robert 
Jackson, of Bedale, who married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Anthony Tomlinson, of Gateshead, in the County of Durham, 
gent., by whom he had issue, Maria, aged eight years in 1585 ; 
Martha 7 ; and Magdalen. The registers of baptisms, marriages, 
and burials preserved in the parish Church date from the in- 
cumbency of Mark Metcalfe, in 1593, and it was during his 
vicariate also, that the historical Porch House was built by his 




r/lDB VArcTOy/oy/D 





kinsman Eichard Metcalfe, the great-great grandson of Thomas 
Metcalfe, of Nappa, in Wensleydale, Chancellor of the Duchy 
and County Palatine of Lancaster, and a Privy Councillor in 
the reign of Eichard III. No family of importance has been 
more identified with the history of Northallerton than that of 
the Metcalfes. (For further particulars respecting this family 
and its branches, see the "History and Annals of Northaller- 
ton," by the Eev. J. L. Saywell, F.E.H.S. J, Vasey, North- 

11. — Sir Eoger Hopton, Knt., 1506. 
At present this remarkably fine slab of hard grey sandstone 
lies in a very unfortunate position in the south aisle gangway 
of Ackworth Church. Since its discovery beneath the seats 
now allotted to the occu^Diers of Ackworth Park, when the 
Church was restored (?) in 1852, it has been exposed to the 
constant wear of footsteps, and is rapidly becoming obliterated; 
nevertheless it is still in very fair preservation, and if it could 
only be removed to a standing position, and protected in some 

way from rough usage, this very 
valuable and interesting stone 
record might escape the fate 
which now threatens it, and the 
county retain a most important 
historical and genealogical 
link.- The following is a sketch 
of this interesting relic — 

In the centre is a large 
floriated Cross, flanked by the 
Arms of Ho23ton and Savile, 
the whole burrounded by . the 
following inscription in elon- 
gated Old English characters — 
" Orate pro animabus, Eogeri 
Hoptonis, militis, et Annse ux- 
oris sufB, qui obierunt. Anno 
Domini 1506." It is the oldest 
tombstone in Ackworth Church. 
Coat of Arms, Hopton — two 
bars, each charged with three 
mullets, in dexter chief a mullet 
for difference. Savile — on a 
bend three owls. The name 
Eoger is common in the Hopton 
family. This Eoger was proba- 
bly the same, who, in 1492, 
was nominated by William 

*The appointment of Government Commissioners or Inspectors for the 
investigation and protection of ancient monuments is highly desirable. — 
J. L. S. 


ARMS : Quarterly : I. and IV. ROUTH ; 
CRESTS: I., II., and III., ROUTH. 



Scargill as trustee of a charity founded by the latter at Koth- 
-^ell, and, who, in 3 Henry VII. (1487), was gentleman usher 
of the King's chamber. * 

J. L. Saywell, F.E.H.S. 


^ixtmxt JFanttlg oi Houtlj, t 

In the time of William the Conqueror, (in a.d. 1080), Wizo, 
a vassal of Drogo de Beorere, held the Manor of Kute, (alias 
Kuda, alias Eouth), and divers lands, &c. in Hornesse in Hold- 
erness, in the County of York; and lands in Strouston, County 
Lincoln. His son Amandus de Euda, (alias Eouth), Lord 
of the Manor of Eouth, w^as seised of lands in Hornessea, in 
Holderness, and in Strouston, County Lincoln, and was with 
King Henry 1. in Normandy, in the year a.d. 1119, having 
taken part with the King against his brother Eobert, Duke of 
Normandy. His son Simon fil Amandus de Eouth, Lord of the 
Manor of Eouth, &c., was at the Battle of Northallerton (the 
Battle of the Standard), 3 Steph., a.d. 1138, in the retinue of 
Gilbert fil Walter de Gant. His son, William fil Simon de 
Eude (alias Eouth), Lord of Eouth Manor, &c., temp. Hen. 2nd. 
went on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, from which he never re- 
turned. His eldest son Sir William de Eouth, Knt., (called 
William fil W^illiam de Euda, and William de Euda "Secundus"), 
Lord of Eouth Manor, &c., joined the Crusaders, and went into 
the Holy Land with Eichard " Coeur de Lion," and was at the 
battle of Ossouf, 7th Sept., 1191 ; after which he returned to 
England, and was living at Eouth in the time of king John 
and king Hen. 3rd. ; he was buried in Eouth Church in a.d. 
1240 (24 Hen. 8rd.), where his effigy still remains. His eldest 
son Sir Amandus de Eouth, Knt., (called Amandus fil William 
de Euda, Militis and Dominus Amandus de Eouth), Lord of 
Eouth Manor, &c., in 25 Hen. 3rd., accompanied the Earl of 
Albemarle (of the De Fortibus family) and others into the Holy 
Land, afterwards returned to England. Here we come to the 
branching off of the "Wensleydale branch" of the family. The 
above Sir Amandus de Eouth married Agnes, sister and co-heir 
to John de Oketon, Lord of Oketon Manor, and had four sons ; 
the eldest of these sons Sir John de Eouth, Knt., Lord of 
Eouth Manor, &c., was in the Scottish Wars temp. Ed. I. and 
Ed. 2nd., and was slain at the Battle of Bannockburne in a,d. 
1314, leaving two sons, having married Alice, daughter of Sir 
Herbert de St. Quintin, Knt. This Sir John de Eouth' s branch 

* Additional information respecting Marie Metcalfe and Roger Hoptou is 
desired. — J.L.S. 

t Routli Arms, frontispiece to part 12. Routli (1, 4), Swillingtou (2, 3). 



of the family continued in the male line to live and hold 
prox3erty at Eouth till the time of King Henry VIII., when the 
heiress of that branch, (Elizabeth, daughter of Brian Eouth, of 
Eouth,) married Sir John Cutts (or Cutt or Chutt), Treasurer 
of the Household to K. Henry YIII.; this (Eouth) branch of the 
Cutts family becoming extinct on the death of Sir John Cutts, 
1st and last Baronet, who was created a Baronet June 21st, 
1660, (12th Charles I.) and died unmarried. As it would make 
the sketch of the Eouth family too long to give the pedigree of 
the eldest or Eouth branch above referred to, and of the Eouth 
branch of the Cutts family in detail, (the pedigree of both of 
which branches General Plantagenet-Harrison has traced out 
with great thoroughness) ; we will now go back to another, 
possibly the youngest of the sons of the above Sir Amandus de 
Eouth, Thomas fil Amandus de Eouth, who married Johanna, 
daughter of Simon de Wassand, was one of the Jurymen at the 
Inq. p.m. of John Eoss, of Kingburgh, taken at Swyne in 
Holderness, in 12th Ed. 2nd, and was the founder of the 
*' Wensleydale branch " of the family. He had two sons, the 
elder of whom Sir William de Eouth, Knt., was appointed by 
Queen Philippa 13th March, 15th Ed. 3rd. to the bailiwick 
of all her franchises in the County of York, and of the hundreds 
of Aggebrigge, Morle, Barkestone, and Skyrack, and confirmed 
therein by the king 3 May, 17 Ed. 3rd. Sir William was 
Bailiff of the liberty of Eichmondshire, Co. York, in 22 Ed. 
3rd, he claimed against Adam Metcalfe, of Baynbrigge, and 
William Giyir of Eouth, for a reasonable account whilst they 
were his receivers of moneys ; he was chief of array in the 
Wapentake, 33 Ed. 3rd, and he claimed damages against 
divers persons for depasturing their cattle on his lands in 
Thornton Watlus in 41 and 43 Ed. 3rd. He married Johanna, 
dau. of Adam, 2nd Baron Everyngham, summoned to Parlia- 
ment at Shrewsbury 30th Sept., 1283, (11 Ed. 1st.) see Close 
EoUs for that year, and one of the co-heiresses to the 
ancient Barony of Everingham, of which Lord Herries, of 
Everingham Park, Co. York, descended in the female line 
from one of the co-heiresses, descended from the 3rd Baron, 
brother of Johanna de Eouth, nee de Everyngham is the senior 
co-heir. By her Sir William had two sons, the elder of whom. 
Sir Peter de Eouth, Chivaler of Baynbrigg in Wensleydale, 
had letters patent from the king, tested 5th Oct. 17 Ed. 3rd., 
(a.d. 1344), setting forth that " on the 13th March last past 
for the good services which our faithful Vallettus Peter de 
Eouth has performed for us and Philippa Queen of England, 
our dear Consort ; by our letters patent we granted to the said 
Peter de Eouth, the custody of the Gate of our Castle of 
Carlisle, to hold for the term of his life; " and afterwards he 
had the king's license in the 19th Ed. 3rd., to exchange the 



said office with Thomas le Wer, for the office of Keeper of the 
Pond off Lambrith in Holderness ; he was subsequently ap- 
pointed Chief Forester of Knaresburgh. In 18 Ed. 3rd. (a.d. 
1345,) then being Chief Forester of Wensleydale, he purchased 
land in Askrigg, co. York. He had a grant from the king, 17 
July, 22nd Ed. 3rd. of the custody of the Castle of San dale, 
with the parks thereto adjoining, and the foreign woods of 
Wakefield, also of the parks and chaces of Arryndene, Soures- 
bishire and Holmfrith ; and he was then Keeper of the Door of 
the Queen's Chamber. In 31st Ed. 3rd. he was Usher of the 
Queen's Chamber. On 21 June, 47th Ed. 3rd. as Chief 
Forester of Knaresburgh, he had the king's order to deliver to 
Ealph de Wyclyff one fat buck. In 49th and 50th. Ed. 3rd. he 
claimed against John, Duke of Brittany and Earl of Eichmond, 
and John Hetty, for disseising him out of his free tenement in 
Baynbrigg and Thornton Rust, namely of the Bailiwick of the 
forest of Wensleydale with the appurtenances, and of his wages 
for the same of £10 yearly, out of the Manor of Baynbrigg, and 
recovered seisin thereof as against the said John Hetty, with 
damages £10, but was in contempt for a false claim against the 
Duke. He bore for his coat armour: "Argent, a chevron 
sable, between three lions' heads erased, gules." Crests : 1st 
(apparently before 1345,) a lion's head, or," and 2 " a Talbot's 
head argent, out of a mural crown, gules." Sir Peter married 
Elizabeth de Swillington, only daughter of Adam, 3rd Baron 
Swillington, who was summoned to Parliament from 20th Ed. 
2nd, 1326, to 6 Ed. 3rd. inclusive, and who thus took part 
along with the fifty-six other members of the Upper House, 
which there is good reason for believing, formed the whole of 
the parliament of a.d. 1326-27, in the deposition of K. Edward 
2nd, and the setling of K. Edward 3rd in his stead, having 
previously in a.d. 1322, joined Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, in 
his rebellion against the Despencers and the King, and having 
fought and been taken prisoner along with that ill-fated Earl 
at the Battle of Boroughbridge, a.d. 1322, though, fortunately 
for him, he got off" with a fine of 1,000 marks, and whose grand- 
father, Robert, 1st Baron Swillington, had been summoned to 
Parliament, August 23rd, Ed. I., Avd. 1295. This Elizabeth 
had two brothers, whose descendants were all extinct in Nov- 
ember A.D. 1430, when the right to the ancient Peerage of 
Swillington devolved upon William Routh of Baynbrigg, her 
grandson (of whom presently.) The fact of this William Routh 
claiming and obtaining the lands belonging to the Swillington 
family, whilst leaving the Peerage unclaimed, is sufficiently 
accounted for by the consideration that it was only in the 
reign of James I. after a.d. 1603, that it was decided by the 
Committee of Privileges of the House of Lords that a writ of 
summons confers an hereditary Peerage on the descendants in 



the eldest line of a person summoned to the Upper House of 
Parliament by it, and taking his seat in obedience to the 
summons, and that peerage is descendible to "heirs general" 
(i.e. female as well as male,) the right to it not being 
limited to heirs male, as in the case of peerages created by 
patent. Sir Peter de Eouth's only son. Sir Thomas de Eouth, 
had an annuity from king Richard 2nd.; for in 8 Eich. 2nd, 
the king by his letters patent orders the Eeceiver of Yorkshire 
to pay to Monsieur Thomas de Eouth the arrears of his 
annuity. He was Chivaler in 8 Hen. 4th, a.d. 1402. He was 
seized of divers lands in Askrigg, Baynbrigg, Hawes, Eouth 
Park, Gale, &c., in Wensleydale ; and of the Manor of Little 
Burton upon Yore, and of divers lauds in Mashamshire. By 
patent tested 2nd Sept. 1st Hen. 5th, the king granted to the 
said Sir Thomas de Eouth, Knt., 10 marks yearly out of the 
Lordship of Knaresburgh for life. In 8rd Hen. 5th, Oct. 25th, 
A.D. 1415, he was with the king at the Battle of Agincourt. 
He died 6th Hen. 6th, a.d. 1428. Sir Thomas left three sons, 
the eldest of whom William Eouth, Esq., of Baynbrigge, by 
inquisition taken at York before Nicholas Blackburne, Mayor, 
the king's escheator for the city of York, on the 8th November, 
8th Hen. 6th, a.d. 1430, and by another Inquisition taken at 
Pontefract before the king's escheator for the county of York, 
on Tuesday next after the Feast of All Saints, 8th Hen. 6th, 
post mortem Margaret, who was the wife of Sir John Gea, knt., 
and who died on the 7th Sept., 8th Hen. 6th, was found to be 
the next of kin and heir to Lady Margaret Gea, namely son 
and heir of Thomas, son and heir of Elizabeth, sister of Eobert 
de Swillington, father of Eoger, father of said Margaret ; and 
in the same yea^r being then forty years and upwards^ he 
claimed and afterwards recovered seisin of the Manor of 
Swillington, Thorpe Perrowe and Eodes in the county of York, 
against William fil William fil Adam de Swillington, when it 
was proved that the said William fil Adam de Swillington, 
defendant's father, was a bastard. In 26th Hen. 6th, a.d. 
1448, he sold, conjointly with Isabella his wife, the Manor of 
Thorpe Perrow, with the appurtenances, to Christopher Conyers, 
Esq., of Hornby. Also he most probably sold the manor and 
lands of Swillington to a Conyers, of Hornby. In 21 Hen. 6th, 
a.d. 1443, he claimed against John Flesshewer, of Baynbrigg, 
for taking plaintiff's goods at Ba^mbrigg, value £40 ; and also 
he was plaintiff in a plea of debt against the said John. He 
was living aged seventy years in 1 Ed. 4th, a.d. 1460-1, after 
which he is lost sight of. He left apparently, only two sons ; 
the elder of whom was Eichard Eouth, of Baynbrigg and East 
Hawes. This Eichard Eouth had most probably as many as 
six sons, one of whom died in the lifetime of his father without 
issue : of the surviving sons, Brian Eouth of Baynbrigge, the 



eldest, was seised of lands in Baynbrigge, Eoutli Park, Askrigg, 
Aisgarth and Middleliam, was a man-at-arms in the French 
wars, temp. Hen. 6th, and died about 4th Hen. 7th, a.d. 1489. 
He left two sons ; the elder of whom, William Routh of Hawes, 
was seised of lands in Baynbrigg, Routh Park, Hawes, &c. ; 
was a mounted archer with Lord Scrope at the Battle of 
Elodden, a.d. 1513, and married Agues, daughter of Oswald 
Metcalfe, of Nappa, co. York. He was living as late as the 
20th Hen. 8th, a.d. 1529, and had apparently, as many as six 
sons ; of these, General Plantagenet Harrison maintains that 
John Routh of Gayle, in Hawes, in Wensleydale, who was a 
billman, horsed and harnessed at the muster at Middleliam, 
26th Hen. 8th, and who paid subsidy in a.d. 1548, 1544 and 
1546, was the eldest, and from this John Routh of Gayle he 
traces the descent in the eldest male line of the late Agnes 
Routh, who died February 1st, 1886, wife of the Rev. John 
Oswald Routh, M.A., and daughter of the late Christopher 
Routh, of Gayle, the mother of John Christopher Cain Routh, 
of Wood Hall, Aysgarth, and of Clints House, Gayle, near 
Hawes, presumed Lord Swillington, living unmarried February 
6th, 1888. For, owing to the fact that General Plantagenet 
Harrison takes this view of the case, at which he only arrived 
after a prolonged a,nd laborious research, in the course of which 
he searched through an almost innumerable number of docu- 
ments of various kinds, whilst looking for those relating to the 
family of Routh, he considers the above-mentioned John 
Christopher Cain Routh to be presumed heir of the ancient 
Barony of Swillington, dating from a.d. 1295. In fact, so con- 
vinced is the General of the accuracy of his conclusions in the 
matter, that in May, 1885, he submitted for enrolment in the 
Court of Chancery by the Master of the Rolls, a pedigree, 
vouched for as being compiled by himself from the Public 
Records and other authentic evidences under his genealogical 
'*nom de plume" of James Phillippe, showing the descent of the 
above-mentioned John Christopher Cain Routh, on both his 
father's and mother's sides from the Lords Everyngham and 
Swillyngton, in which he described the late Mrs. Routh, J. C. 
C. Routh's mother, who was then alive, as presumed heiress of 
the Barony of Swillington, of Swillington, co. York. This 
pedigree remained before Lord Esher, the Master of the Rolls, 
Lord Romilly, the Clerk of Enrolment; the late Sir D. Hardy, 
then Deputy Keeper of the Public Records ; Sir Albert Woods, 
Garter King of Arms ; and Mr. G. B. Rashleigh, Secretary to 
the Master of the Rolls ; for some eight or nine days, when 
finally Mr. G. Rashleigh, the Master of the Rolls Secretary, 
wrote on May 21st, /85, to James Phillippe, Esq., to say that 
he was directed by his Lordship to convey to Mr. Phillippe his 
opinion, " that a pedigree drawn up (as was the pedigree in 



question) by a skilled person, employed by a ijrivate individual 
is, however skilful in fact, a mere private document, without 
any public authenticity, and is therefore a document which 
ought not to be enrolled amongst the Public Eecords," and 
that the Master of the Eolls could not therefore accede to Mr. 
Phillippe's request. Of the remaining sons of William Routh 
of Hawes, General Plantagenet Harrison believes Christopher 
Eouth, of Baynbrigge, to have been the 3rd, and from him he 
traces the Eouths of Appersett, near Hawes, from whom the 
late Agnes Eouth above referred to, was descended in the 
female line, (her grandfather Thomas Eouth of Oayle, having 
married Agnes, daughter of John Eouth of Appersett,) and from 
whom her husband, the Eev. John Oswald Eouth, M.A., of 
Wood Hall, Aysgarth, is descended in the male line, his great- 
grandfather, John Eouth of Oayle, having been the youuger 
son of Oswald Eouth, of Appersett, who died in a.d. 1701. 

It may be added that the branches of the Eouth family, from 
which the well-known Doctor, J. M. Eouth, Esq., M.D., of 52, 
Montague Square, London, and the late Centenarian President 
of Magdalen College, Oxford, Dr. Martin Joseph Eouth, and 
their respective connections, derive their descent respectively, 
have probably sprung some 300 or 400 years ago from the 
" W^ensleydale branch" of the Eouths. As to the other 
families of Eouth at present settled in Wensleydale and its 
neighbourhood, they of course have sprung from some branch 
or other of the " Wensleydale branch" of the Eouths ; though 
of these, the only family which is related to that of J. C. C. 
Eouth, of Wood Hall, is that of Oswald Forster Eouth, Esq., 
of Willow House, near Hawes ; whose elder and younger sons, 
(the Eev. Cuthbert Eouth, of Giggleswick, near Settle, and the 
Eev. William Eouth, Head-master of Bedale Grammar School,) 
are second cousins of the above J. C. C. Eouth. Perhaps it may 
not be uninteresting to add that the Everynghams, (from whom 
the Wensleydale Eouths are descended), were descendants of 
Charlemagne, and also of William the Conqueror ; through the 
Thwenges, Bruces of Skelton, De Lancasters, and Earls de 
Warren, (the first Earl of Warren having married Gundred, 
5th daughter of William the Conqueror, and the second Earl 
of Warren having married Isabella, heiress of the Count of 
Yemandois, who were descended (through Pepin king of Italy) 
from the Emperor Charlemagne. It is proposed to insert a 
history of the Eouths in Gen. Plantagenet Harrison's Uistonj 
of Yorkshire. Vol. 2. 


Eouth, four miles from Beverley,- on the Bridlington Eoad, 
is about as quiet a spot as the East Eiding affords. My son 
and I reached it on Easter Sunday, 1886, and being too late 
to join in the morning service, we basked ourselves in the 



sunshine until the congregation dispersed. Perhaps a dozen 
persons were present — all told — at this Easter service. Our 
sketch of the church tells its own tale. 

Entering the church we saw the shattered effigy of the knight, 
dating hack some six centuries, and the brasses of Sir John 
Kouth and his wife Agnes, who died about 1410. They wear 
collars of SS. The ancient octagonal font bears a blank shield 
on each of its basin faces. It stands 5 ft. 4 in., by 3 ft. 7 in. 

The accompanying sketch represents a fragment of stained 
glass there. The east window 
is modern, erected in memory 
of John Stephenson, born 1823, 
who, according to report, rose 
from the station of a groom to 
comparative wealth, but came 
to an untimely end. Like many 
other Yorkshiremen he was an 
ardent racer. The church, as- 
cribed to ''All Hallow," is 
small, but quite adequate ; Lord 
Londesborough is patron. The 
Kectors are, as they ought to 
be in this delightful district, long-lived. The Kev. Charles 
Hill, 1827-1865 ; the Rev. G. C. Pease, 1865, are recent cases. 

or t^ii 


An inscription, given by Poulsou, 
GRATA PRO A— has disappeared. 
R 0 Ed. 



The family of Ferrand 
were for several hun- 
dred years, beginning 
with the Norman era, 
Officers of the Lords of 
the Honour of Sldpton ; 
and the two crosses 
flory vair on their 
shield were derived 
from the cross on the 
bearing of their feudal 
chief, William de For- 
tibus, Earl of Alber- 
marle, and possessor of 
Skipton Castle. 

Of the descendants 
of this family, three 
branches have entered 
their arms and pedi- 
grees in the Heralds 
Visitations, namely : 

The branch now re- 
presented by William 
Ferrand, Esquire, of 
St. Ives, Co. Ebor. 

The branch, whose 
heiress in the last cen- 
tury married the Kev. 
Joshua Waddington, 
and from whom are 
descended Dr. Wad- 
dington, Dean of Dur- 
ham, and Monsieur 
Waddington, now Am- 
bassador from France to the Court of St. James's. 

And the branch whose descendants will now be given at 
more length. 

Koger Ferrand, whose name is the first that is recorded in 
the Confirmation of Arms to his descendant William Ferrand, 
of Carleton, in 1586, married Isabell, daughter and sole heiress 
of William Dawtrine,! of Carleton, Co. Ebor, by whom he had 
issue Eobert Ferrand, of Sldpton, mentioned in the Confirm- 
ation of Arms, who left a son — 

* Corrections and Additions to the Ferrand Pedigree in " Ilkley Ancient 
and Modern." 

t The Alta Ripas who were an ancient and wealthy family, afterwards bore 
the name of Dawtrey or Dawtrine. — See " Burke's Landed Gentry," 1st 
Edition, Vol. 4, pp. 10, 11. 



William Ferraud, of Skipton, in Craven, one of the Executors 
of Henry, 2nd Earl of Cumberland, (the said Earl died in 1569, 
consequently this William Ferrand must have been then living) 
who married a daughter of Mr. Tempest, of Yellison,-'' a younger 
brother of the family of Broughton, in Craven, and left a son, 

Christopher Ferrand, of Skipton, in Craven, married to Jane, 
daughter of John Dale, of Carlton, and by her had issue, 

William Ferrand, of Skipton within Craven, in ye Countye 
of Yorke, Gentleman, w4io built Carleton Hall, 1584, and to 
whom, upon the request of Francis Clifford, afterwards 4th 
Earl of Cumberland, made in consideration of the "fidelity 
and good service of himself and all his ancestors to our house, 
ever since our possession of Skipton Castle for this 300 years,"! 
the coat of arms borne by the family was confirmed (20 March, 
1586.) He married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Blenkinsop, 
of Helbeck, in Com. Westmorland. He died 1601, and ad- 
ministration was granted to his Relict Elizabeth, by whom he 
had issue two sons : 

1. — Thomas Ferrand, of Carleton in Craven, living in 1612, 
married 1st, Mary, daughter of Edmund Dudley, of Yanwith, 
in the Com. Westmorland, and 2ndly, Blanch, daughter of 
Edmund Townley, of Eoyle in Com. Lancaster. By his first 
wife he had issue : 

Edmund Ferrand, get. 14 a.d. 1612, when the pedigree of 
Ferrand of Carleton, was entered at the Heralds' Visit- 
ation of Yorkshire. He married Mary, daughter of 
Thomas Went worth. Esquire, Bencher of Line. Inn, 
and had by her, 

1. Thomas Ferrand, killed at the battle of Preston, 

in the service of king Charles I. 

2. Edmund Ferrand, who with his father sold the 

Carleton estate in 1651, to one Thomas Parkin- 
son. | He married Anne, daughter of Francis 
Malham, of Elslack, Esquire, but died without 

Thomas Ferrand, by his second wife, had issue : 

1. Brian Ferrand, of whom afterwards, 

2. William Ferrand died an infant. 

1. Elizabeth Ferrand, ye wife of John Foufeld, of Bolton in 

ye Moores, in Com. Lane. 

2. Mary Ferrand, wife of George Matin scroft, of Manchester, 

Com. Lane. 

3. Blanch, wife unto Hugh Currer, of Kildwick, in Com. 


Brian Ferrand (eldest son of Thomas Ferrand), of Flashy in 
Craven, in Com. Ebor. ast. 42 ann, 17 Aug. a.d. 1665, 

* Harl. MSS. 4630. f Whit. Craven, pa. 347. J Harl. MSS., 4630. 



married Jane, daughter of Thomas Wayte, of Barnolds- 
wick, in Co. Ebor., and had by her, 

Thomas Ferrand, set. 11 ann. 17 Aug. 1665, in which 
year the pedigree of Ferrand, of Flashy, was 
entered at the Heralds' Visitation of Yorkshire. 
Catherine Ferrand. 
2. William Ferrand (second son of William Ferrand and 
Elizabeth Blenkinsop), of Westhall [in Ilkley] in Co. Ebor., 
married Anne, daughter of Anthony Thomlinson, of Gargrave, 
in Co. Ebor., and left a son, 

Thomas Ferrand, of Westhall, set. 63 ann. 15 Aug. 1665, he 
married Agnes, daughter of Martin Flathers, of Leath- 
ley, in Co. Ebor., and had by her, 

1. William Ferrand, of whom afterwards, 

2. Thomas Ferrand, set. 27 ann., a.d. 1665. 

3. John Ferrand, 21 ann., a.d. 1665. 

1. Anne Ferrand, wife of Francis Swayne, a Barrister- 

at-Law, now residing at York. 

2. Frances Ferrand. 

3. Eleanor Ferrand. 

William Ferrand (eldest son of Thomas Ferrand), ^et. 30 
ann. 15 Aug. 1665, married Eleanor, daughter of Joscelin 
Percy, of Beverley, Co. Ebor, and heiress of her brothers Alan 
and Charles Percy, direct descendants of Henry Percy, 4th 
Earl of Northumberland, and has issue.* 


GiBBiE, &c. — It is said that the family of Gibbie, or as it is 
sometimes spelt Gavie, Gabby, Gabay and Gabie — which is 
principally located in Ayrshire — came to Scotland from York- 
shire. I have not however been able to prove the truth of the 
tradition, nor indeed to find any of that name in England, but 
would be glad if any reader of Yorkshire Notes and Queries " 
could refer me to any occurrence of the name in Yorkshire. 

J. McG. 

*See Brydges' Collins Peerage, pp. 301-4, also Harl. MSS. 4630, and 
Parker MSS. at Browsholme. 

Thomas Harrison, Printer, Bookbinder, Stationer, &c., Queen Street Mill, Bingley. 


( Yorkshire Genealogist.) 

[Compiled bv Mr. G. F. Tudor Sherwood, 38, Museum Street, 
Oxford Street, W.] 

Abbot, 39, 172 
Abbeu. 160, bis 
Abdv, 39. 40 
Abel, 40, 172 
Aberdeen, 163 
Acastire, 40, 98 
Acclom, 40, 60, bis 
Acland, 97, p. 
AcAVortb, 229 
Adams 19 p. 20, bis, 60, 

197, 210 
Adelm, 68 
Adlard, 131 
Agard, 60, bis 
AXrreeu, 148 
Aislabie, 40, bis, 60 
Akroid, 41, 60 
Albemarle, 61, 233 
Alcock, 61, 94 
Aldam 41, 61 
Aldburgh, 41, 6] 
Aldeford, 69 
Alder, 214 

Aldred, see also Alured, 

41, 118 
Aldstanemore, 46, 98 
Aldwarke, 41 
Alexander, 35, et seq. 
Alford, 41 

Alfred the Great, 67 

Alise, 67 

Alissa, 67 

Allan, 61, bis 

AUanson, 41, bis, 61, bis, 

96, bis, 104 
Allen, 61 
Allison, 124, 132 
Allerton, 41 
Allet, 78 
Allott, 61 
Almack, 114 
Alnewyk, 42 
Alta Ripa, 240 
Alured, 1, et seq., 42, p., 

61, 22, p., 93, bis, 115, 


Alverthorpe, 42, 98 
Alvey, 42 
Alvanley, 43 
Y. G. 

Amberley, 175 
Ambler, 20, 42 
Amy as, 42 bis, 66 
Amys, 172 
Ancram, 42 

Anderson, 42, 97, p., 173 
Anderton, 61 
Andrews, 128 
Angier, 20, 23 
Angus, 230 

Anlaby, 20, 42, bis, 43, 

Anne, 20, p., 62, 113 
Anson, 43, 172 
Antrobus, 43 
Appleton, 43, 56 
Appleby, 43, 62 
Appleyard or Applegartb, 

43, 62, 97, 118, et seq. 

173, 210 
Aquitar, 43 
Ardeu, 43 
Ardyngton, 62 
Areyus, 62 
Argum, 62 
Arkilgarth, 62 
Arlington, 180 
Arlush, 82 
Armitage, 150, 162 
Armitstead, 15, 16, 62, 

97, p., 189 
Armstrong, 62 
Armytage, 44, bis, 62, 87, 

90, p., 91 
Arnold, 3, 33 
Arnolph, 67, bis 
Arthington, 22, 44, 63 
Arundel, 45, bis, 63,219, 

et seq. 
Asgill, 96 
Ash, 115, p., 187 
Ashill, 45, 172 
Ashlaby, 143, 172 
Ashley, 45, 172, bis 
Ashmole, 11, p. 
Ashton, 63, bis 
Aske, 63, 220 
Askew, 45, 211, 213 
Askham, 45 

Askwith, 45, 63 
Aspinall, 63 
Asquith, 96, bis, 97, bis 
Assheton, 225, 228 
Astley, 145 
Atherton, 63 
Athorpe, 63 

Atkinson, 13, et seq., 37, 
46, bis, 47, bis, 57, et 
seq., 63, 98, p., 107, 

Aton, 64, 68 bis 
Attwood, 46 
Auckland 64 
Audborough, 64 
Audley, 130 
Audus, 175 
Auguber, 46 
Aumerey, 46, bis 
Auneby, 64 

Austin, 98, bis, 99, 157, 

173, 213 
Austwick, 64 
Avenels, 105 
Aveyus, 64 
Awnby, 64 
Aylesl3ury, 64 
Ayscough,, 49, 63, 64 

Babthorpe, 99, p. 
Backhouse, 99, p. 
Bacon, 99, 172 
Bagnall, 99, p. 165 
Bagshaw, 127 
Baillie, 100 
Baines, 100, p., 140 
Baker, 101, 173 
Baldock, 161 
Baldwin, 14 p., 23, 67, 

p., 101 
Balfour, 101, p. 
Ball, 225 

Balme, 16, et seq. 
Bendon, 182 
Banks. 94, p., 101, 173 
Barclay, 161 
Barcum 12 

Barestowe, 65, bis, 203, 
bis, 205, bis 



Baring-Gouia, 30 
Barker, 166, 198 
Barkham, 10 
Barnbee, 27 
Baruett, 177 
Barouia, 101 
Barraclough, 123, 171, 

206, 212 
Barran, 101, p. 
Ban-et, 101 
Bartlett, 101, p., 102 
Barton, 102 
Basset, 69 
Bastard, 119 
Basy, 102 p. 
Bates, 65, 66, 102, p., 

188, bis 
Bathurst, 102, bis, 103, 

Batkin, 160 
Batley, 104 

Battle, 27, bis, 203, p., 

204, p. 
Baumbergh, 104 
Baxter, 60, 98 
Bayne, 216 
Baynes, 104, p. 
Baynton, 177 
Bayntiim, 104 
Bayrestowe, 37 
Bealknap, 105 
Beamont, 27 
Bean, 149 
Beauchanip, 69 
Beauclerk, 104, bis, 173 
Beancoles, 104 
Beaulieu or Bellew, 122 
Beaumont, 91, 139, p., 

150, bis, 173, 175, bis, 


Beckett, 70, 140, p. 141, 

p, 142, 174, p. 
Beckett-Dennisou, 141, 

142, 174 
Bedale, 142, bis 
Bedford, 3, 225 
Bedingfield, 142, 143 
Beecroft, 142, 174, 175 
Beeston, 175, 186 
Beilby, 209 
Beisley, 176, p. 
Bell, 176, 177, p., 202 
Bellasis or Belasyse, 46, 

176, 177,178, 180, 198, 

199, 213 
Bellew, 122 
Belton, 130 
Bemond, 37 
Bennet, 179, p. 199 

Benson, 180, p., 187, 199 
Bentley, 56, 156, 181, 

200, 205, 206 
Benton, 181 
Benyon, 181, 199 
Beorere, Beverley, 233 
Berengarius, 67 
Beresford, 181, 182, 200, 


Beresford-Peii'se, 182 
Bergh, 182 

Berkeley, 28, 182, 199 
Bernays, 215 
Beny, 149 
Berwick, 125 
Besborough, 223, 224 
Beseley, 182, p., 186, 

Besley, 176 
Best, 183, 199, 205 
Bethell, 116. 117, bis, 

183, et seq., 199, p., 

200, p , 213 
Bettzer, 128 
Beverley, 174, 186 
Beyne, 143, 186 
Beyseley, 186 
Bigland, 211 
Bigot, 120 
Billeneg, 67 
Bilton, 101, 121 
Bingley, 157, 180 
Binns, 22 
Bird, 157 
Birkbeck, 27 
Birkhead, 149 
Bishop, 168, 218 
Blackburn, 100, 336 
Blanchville, 194 
Bland, 147, 162, 163, 

187, et seq. 
Blenkinsop, 241, 242 
Blunt, 215 
Blythman, 90 
Bodge, Bodger, 155, 169 
Bodley 25 

Boethes, 38, bis, 203 
Bogue, 155 
Bolton, 85 

Booth, 34, 90, p., 145, 

208, p. 
Boothes, 205 
Bosvile, 19, 166, 198, 224 
Boswell, 16 
Both, Booth, 34 
Botherod, 35, p., 36 
Bothomley, 65, 66, p., 

89, 203, bis, 204, bis 
Bouchier, 183 

Boultbce, 125, 134, 135 
Bower, 10, 15, 166, p.^ 

167, 198, bis 
Bowes, 99, 169, p. 
Boy, 36, et seq., 64, et 

seq., 155, 203, et seq. 
Boyce, 167, 168, bis, 

Boyle, 27 
Boylstou, 114, p. 
Boynton, 42 

Boythes, 39, 64, 65, 66,. 

p., 204, bis 
Brady, 177 
Bratwhait, 36 
Bray, 199 
Brear, 30, 230 
Brearey, 8 
Brereton, 11 
Brettaine, 196 
Brice, 16 
Brickshaw, 136 
Brigg, 23, bis, 35, 36 
Brighouse, 27, 204, 207, 


Bright, 220, bis 
Brindley, 25 
Brittany, Duke of, 235 
Brodelegh, 37, 207 
Broderton, 65 
Erodie, 225 
Brokpsbank, 206 
Bromhead, 80 
Bronte, 21, 22 
Brooke, 80, 88, et seq., 

124, 206, 215 
Brookes, 160 
Brougham, 185 
Broughton, 161 
Browne, 134, 143, 169, 

bis, 214, 215 
Bruce, 238 
Buck, 209, bis 
Budden, 161, 
Bull, 32, 36, bis, 130 
Burdekin, 60, bis 
Burdsall, 55, bis,' 56, bis 
Burdon, 211 

Burghe, 37, et seq., 65, 
bis, 68, 203, bis, 206,. 

Burke, 53, p. ""^'^ 
Burlington, 27, 49 p.' ^ 
Burreli, 183 

Busfeild, 13, 58, 59:^^7^ 
Butler, 71, 78, 149, 156 

Butterfield, 71, 149 
Bynns, 71 



Byroii, 214 

Calverley. 164, 165, his, 

Campbell, 48, 212 
Cautwell, 194 
Cappe, 158 
Carey, 229 
Carlisle. 49 
Carlov.-, 20 
Carre, 170 
Carriugtou, 218 
Carter, 18, 101, 195, et 

Catesby, 219 
Catherall, 16 
Catricke, 15, 16, bis 
Catt, 15 
Catterston, 147 
Cavendisli, 48, et seq., 


Caverley, 197, bis 
Cayley, 139 
Chaiys, 143 
Charlemagne, 238 
Charles the Bald, 67, bis 
Chauncy, 102, bis, 109, 

Cheeseman, 55 
Cheney, or 
Caisneto, 70, bis 
Chichester, 194 
Cholmley, 2 
Choloner, 143 
Chorlton, 23 
Chown, 228, et seq. 
Clanricarde, 140 
Clapham, 73 p., 74, et 

seq., 189, p., 190, p., 

224, et seq. 
Clare, 3, 9, bis, 69 
Clarke, 125, 133, p., 134, 

p., 157, bis, 158 
Clarkson, 163, bis, et 


Clavering, 70, bis, 109 
Clay, 45 

Clayton, 65, bis, 66, bis, 

204, p., 206 
Cleaver, 177 
Clevdall, 122 
Clifford, 28, p., 230, 241 
Clifton, 1, 6, 66, bis, 225 
Clowes, 229 

Clyff, 36, bis, 37, bis, 64, 

65. 66, bis, 203 
Coates, 107, 145, 147, p., 

148, p., 210 
Cocki-oft, 117, bis, 205 

Codrington, 218 
Coleridge, 94, bis, 95 
Coley, 134 
Collett, 162 
Colquhonn, 158 
Colshill, 172 
Colvin, 159 
Compton, 45 
Comyn, 67 
Coney, 158 
Consitt, 176, bis 
Constable, 1 bis, 4, 6, 8, 

10, bis, 172 
Conyers, 176, 286 
Cooke, 54, 84, 143, 197, 

CooksoD, 58 
Cooper, 45, 161 
Cope, 156 
Coppeley, 35 
Cosyn, 208 
Cottam, 15 
Coulson, 11 
Cowhird, 35 
Cowling, 143, 147, 148 
Cowper, 149, 160 
Cranbrook, 202 
Cranmer, 14 
Craven, 73, 205, bis, 225 
Crawshaw, 124, 131 
Cremar, 214 
Cremorne, 20 
Croft, 79 
Cromwell, 4, 102 
Crosse, 14, p. 
Crossley, 49, 89 
Crowther, 81, 123, bis 
Crump, 84 
Cudworth, 110, p. 
Cumberland 241 
Cunningham, 97 
Currer, 20, 181, 241 
Curtice, 82 
Cutts, 234, bis 

Dade, 79 
Dakyns, 142 
Dale, 241 
D'Alton, 193 
Damer, 20 
Darcy, 143 

Darley, 2, 3, 9, p., 92, 

bis, 93, p., 115 
Davtrey, 20 
Dawtrie, 18 
Davies, 159, p., 214 
Davilc, 2, 8 
Dawnoy, 183 

Dawson, 20, p., 104, bis, 

163, bis 
Dawtriue, 240 
Day, 160 
Daykin, 126, 136 
Deake, 212 
Dealtry, 163 
Dean, 83, 124, 132, 209 
De Baliol, 70, p. 
De Beauvoir, 199 
De Braose, 70 
De Brus, 69 
De Burgh, 68, p. 
De Cressy, 70, bis 
De Eure, 70, p. 
De Lacy, 69, p. 
De Lancaster, 238 
De la Poer, 181, p., 182 
De la Pole, 6 
Delves, 121 
De Merley, 70, 109 
Dene, 34 

Denison, 141, 142, 158, 

211, 211, bis 
Denman, 182 
Dennis, 225 

Denton, 36, bis, 37, p., 
38, p., 39, p., 65, p., 
66, p., 203, p., 204, p., 
206, bis, 207, bis, 208 

De Piastricke, 87, p. 

Derby, 153 

De Rye, 69, 70, bis 

Despencer, 235 

De Vere, 69 

De Vesci, 68 

Devonshire, 49, 52, 212 

Deyne, 90 

Dickenson, 23, p., 24, p., 

26, 35, 161 
Dickson, 25, 26, p., 27, 

168, 195, 212 
Dillingham, 79, bis, 103 
Dixon, 161, 162 
Dodgsou, 212 
Dolman, 105, 113 
Donegal, 45 
Dormer, 193, 219 
Dowbiggin, 138 
Downay, 19 
Dowse, 133 

Drake, 27,35,204, et seq. 
Draker, 213 
Druitt, 128 
Drury, 120 
Dudley, 78, bis, 241 
Duel, 211 

Duke, 38, 64 [174, 185 
DuucomVe, 95, 96, bis, 



Diintze, 157 
Durham, 174 
Dyer, 60, bis 
Dynyson, 17 
Dyson, 90, 125, 135 

Eastburne, 149 
Eaton, 23 
Edeson, 35, bis 
Edwards, 161 
Effingham, 163 
Egglestone, 48 p. 
Elderton, 142 
Ellin, 48, p. 
Elliott, 32 
Ellis, 19, 117 
Ellysson, 37 
Emmett, 146, 214 
Emot, 80 
Empsall, 29 
England, 210 
Erington, 113, 168, bis 
Esher, 237 

Estontevile, 92, 93, bis 
Ethelbald, 67 
Ethelswida, 67 
Ethelwolf, 67 
Eure, 28, p., 67, 69, 109, 

et seq. 
Every, 5, 9, bis, 12 
Everyngham, 234, 237, 

Exeter, 40 
Exley, 149 
Eyms, 172 

Fairbairn, 51, 101 
Fairbank, 80 
Fairfax, 42, 44, 177, 178, 

Fanshawe, 103 
Farnell, 89 
Farrer, 214 

Fauconberg, 178, p., 179 
Fearby, 41 
Fenton, 20, 146 
Fernley, 80 

Ferrand, 225, bis, 227, 

240, et seq. 
Feversham, 142, 174, 

bis, 185 
Field, 96 
Finch, 23, 180 
Firth, 148, 203, p., 204, 

p., 205, 206 
Fisher, 143, 225 
Fison, 51, bis 
Fitz-Eustace, 69, bis 
Fitz-Geofa-ey, 69 

Fitz-Herbert, 70 
Fitz-John, 69, bis, 70 
Fitz-Lawrence, 192 
Fitz-Nigel, 68 
Fitz-Richard, 69, p. 
Fitz-Robert, 70 
Fitz-Roger, 69 
Fitz-Walter, 70, bis 
Fitz-William, 93, 110 
Flathers, 242 
Flesshewer, 236 
Fletcher, 101 
Flower, 122 
Foley, 210 
Ford 134 
Forener, 111, 112 
Forman, 159 
Forster, 175, 211, bis 
Fortham. 122 
Fortibus, 240 
Foster, 1, 24, 48, 52, 92, 

93, 201 
Foufeld, 241 
Fountayne, 223, 224 
Fom-ness, 66, 204, 205 
Fox, 36, et seq., 99, 180, 

206, 207,211 
Foxcroft, 83, 203, et seq. 
France, King of, 27, 225 
Frankland, 183, 200 
Eraser, 160 
Frederick I., 67 
Frith, 36, et seq. 65, p., 

66, p., 203, p., 204, bis 
Frobisher, 173 
Fulk, 68 

Gale, 177 
Gamon, 193 
Gant, 233 

Gardiner, 109, 110, p. 
Garforth, 139 
Garrison, 202 
Garth, 447 

Gascoigne, 107, 109, bis 
Gaskell, 95, 96 
Gates, 2, 92, p., 93 
Gaunt, 67 

Gawton, 125, 133, p. 
Gea, Gra, 236 
Gibbie, 242 

Gibson, 66, 78, p,, et seq. 

157, 199 
Giflford, 8, 111 
Gilbert, 173 
Gilderson, 89 
Gill, 167 
Gillard, 202 
Girling, 130 

Girlington, 16, 39 
Girton, 160 
Giyir, Gigir, 234 
Gladstone, 49, bis, 51, 

bis, 52, bis 
Gledhill, 88, 90, p., 91, 

p., 150, 207 
Goldwell, 122, 143 
Gomersall. 27, bis 
Goodall, 203, 204, 205 
Gooder, 204 
Goodman, 225 
Goring, 42 
Goschen, 50 
Gosling, 220 
Gouche, 142 
Gra. Gea, 236 
Grace, 192, p., 193, bis 
Graham, 12 
Grandison, 194 
Grant, 187 
Granville, 49 
Graves. 26, 27, 102, bis 
Gravilly, 18 
Greaves, 88 

Green, 161, 189, 204, 

Greenwood, ]8, 35, 146 
Gregge, 212 
Gregory, 107 
Grey, 118, bis, 129 p. 
Grimes, 194 
Grimshaw, 14, 117, 201 
Grimstone, 8 
Grindale, 55 
Grinder, 6, 8 
Grosvenor 106 
Grundy, 159 
Grymeston, 105, 106 
Gryve, 27 
Guelph v., 67 
Guild, 167, 
Gurney, 99, 188 

Hagg, 71 
Haighton, 214 
Hailey, 196, et seq. 
Hailstone, 164 
Hall, 25, p., 26, 34, bis, 

80, bis, 126, 128, 135, 

137, p., 138,143, 175 
Halde worth, 36, et seq., 

65, p , 66, p., 203, et 


Hallen, 114, bis 
Halliday, 146 
Hamerton, 64, 84, et seq. 

Hamilton, 39 



Hauce, lo7 
Haiidtield, 221 
Haurott, 160 
Hanson, 34, et seq., 47, 

bis, 64, et seq., 81, 86, 
et seq., 156, et seq., 189, 

201, 203, et seq., 214, 


Hardcastle, 22,124, 131, 

Hardy, 202, bis, 237 
Hare, 35, bis, 158 
Hargreaves, 214 
Harington, 225 
Harlowen, 67 
Harman 58 
Haruew, 48 
Harper, 123 
Harriott, 23, p. 
Harris, 2, 9 

Harrison, 26, 55, 106, p., 

234, 237 
Hartley, 71, 145, 147 
Hastings, 20, 47, 58 
Hatfield. 162, 163 
Hatfield-Kaye, 163 
Headlam, 122 
Healey, 48 
Heather 48 
Heaton, 50, 57, 148 
Hebden, 225 
Heber, 228 
Hfclias, 225 
Helmcken, 115 
Hemingway, 80, 204, 

205, 207, 209 
Hemsworth, 81, 162, bis, 


Henry, 34, 203 
Henry I., 68 
Henry III., 69 
Henryson, 36, 205 
Henthouse, 71 
Hepworth, 35 
Herbert, 70 
Heribert, 67 
Heron, 28 
Herries, 234 
Hesketh, 29 
Hethe, 143 
Hetty, Hethey, 235 
Heveningham, 120 
Hewett, 113 

Hey, 25, 36, et seq., 64, 
et seq., 195, 203, p., 
204, p., 206, p. 

Hey wood, 18, 24, bis, 89 

Hickes, 1 

Hilbert, 126 

Hildyard, 183 

Hill, 27, 36, 55, 148, 239 

Hinton, 10 

Hippou, 210 

Hird, 149 

Hirst, 101 

Hoare, 20 

Hoby, 160 

Hocken, 161 

Hodgson, 18. bis, 107, 

p., 147 
Hogan, 121, bis. 130 
Holden. 116, 117, p., 214 
Hole, 35, 37, p., 204 
Hollings, 123, bis. 146 
Hollis, 16 
Hollond, 215 
Holloway, 36, 37, 38, bis 
HoUyngegge, 65 
Holme, 142 
Holmes, 20 
Holrovd, 29 
Holtby, 16 

Holway, 34, 35, bis, 39 
Hopkinson, 205, 206, 

Hopton, 232, p. 
Hopwood. 212 
Horncastle, 210 
Horsfall, 23, 26, 150, p., 

153, 191, et seq. 
Horsford, 126, bis, 137 
Horton, 91 
Hotham, 114 p. 
Howard, 49, 166 
Howling, 192 
Hoyle, 27,34,36, et seq. 

64, et seq.. 146, 190, 

p.. 191, p., 203, et seq., 

207, bis 
Hucbred, 48 
Hudson, 158 
Hugonis, 48 
Huudells, 157 
Hunt, 202 
Hunter, 74 
Hurst, 113 
Hutton, 114 

Idle, 27 

lies, 156, p , 158 
Ingham, 80 
Ingram, 46 
Insula, 48 

Ireland, 112, bis, 113, bis 

Jackson, 8, 19, 22, p., 55, 
101, 125, bis, 127, 134, 
135, 138, 197, 205,231 

James, IV., 120 
Jayks, 106 
Jeffereys, 188 
Jenkins, 180 
Jcnkinson, 89, 211 
Jennings, 40 
Jepson, 161, 201 
Jernegan, 118 
Jendwine, 157 
Jewers, 67 
Jobson, 142 
Jocelyn, 162 
John, 35 

Johnson, 3, 8, 9, 11, 58, 
bis, 108, p., 142, 157, 
160, 190 

Jolly, 228 

Jones, 112 

Jonson, 37, p. 

Josue, 143 

Judson, 35 

Jukes, 225 

Kaye, 88, p., 90, 206, C07 
Keat, 16 

Kemp, 119, 130, 143 
Kenion, 59 
Kenny, 95, 96 
Kent, 162, 206 
Keresforth, 166, 198, p. 
Kerr, 37 
Kershaw, 158 
Kev, 205 

Killard, 219, et seq. 
King, 159, 212, 213 
Kitchingman, 195, bis 
Kneller, 40 
Knevet, 92, bis, 93 
Knight, 166 p. 
Kyle, 160 
Kytson, 27 

Laci, 69 
Lacon, 81 
Lake, 65, bis 
Lambert, 104 
Lambton, 174 
Lancaster, 235 
Land, 225 
Lane, 103 

Langdale, 16, 103, 208, 

209, bis, 210 
Langhom, 11 
Langlcv, 86, p., 125, 132, 

133. 134, p., 170, p. 
Langmore, 157 
Langrish, 192 
Langton, 194 
Lassels, 46 



Lathom, 153 
Latimer, 1,9,14,202, bis 
Laurence, 157 
Lanving, 202, bis 
Lavington, 159 

Leach, 1-18, 145, et seq 
Leafe, 17 
Leatham, 161 
Lee, 174 
Leeds, 225 
Leicester, 59 
Leigh, 113, bis 
Leighton, 112 
Lely, 104 
Leonard, 126, 138 
Leventhorp, 209 
Levett, 59, p. 
Leweston, 77, 78, p 
Lewin, 143, 193 
Lewis, 122, 162, p. 
Lewkenor, 143 
Leybiirn, 105 p. 
Liddell, 174 
Linderick, 67 
Linley, 28 
Liuskin, 55 
Lisours, 69 
Lister, 18, 21, 225 
Liversedge, 47, 48, 149, 

Liversey, 176, 177 
Lloyd, 128 
Lock, 127 

Lockwood, 116, 117, 150 
Longbothome, 205 
Londesborough, 239 
Longfellow, 225 
Longe, 71, 143 
Lonsdale, 140 
Lorraine, 225 
Lothian, 42, bis 
Lound, 109, bis 
Lowe, 60 

Lowther, 20, 104, 137, 

Luddington, 121, 130 
Lucys 67 
Luiskill, 168 
Lumb, 225 
Lume, 38 bis 
Lumley, 28, 213 
Lunn, 83 
Lunge, 130 
Lynlay, 37, bis, 38, 39 
Lyth, 54, et seq., 201 
Lyttleton, 49, 51 

Macaulay, 140 

Machin. 157 
Maclean, 177, bis 
Maddock, 58, bis 
Mainwariug, 191 
Maire, 108 
Malin, 158 

Mallinson, 91, 150, 206, 

bis, 207 
Mallowy, 40, 156, 199 
Maltby, 188 
Mancics, 203 
Manners, 220 
Mansell, 156, 
Marrer, 71 
Marriner, (?) 188 
Marriott, 158 
Marshall, 69, 160 
Marshe, 26, et seq. 
Massey, 143 
Masterman, 78, 161 
Mathew, 35, p., 223, p. 
Mathewson, 35, 36, p. 
Matinscroft, 241 
Matthews, 160 
Maude, 71, et seq., 145, 


Mauleverer, 225 
Maunsel, 35, bis 
Mayo, 60 
Mechtild, 67 
Mee, 158, bis 
Mekesburg. 36 
Melland, 98 
Meuwell, 122 
Meres, 111, bis 
Merlet, 225 

Metcalfe, 230, et seq., 

234, 237 
Metham, 1, 19 
Methley, 224 
Ptieynell-Ingram, 141 
Michelburne, 183 
Micklem, 157 
Micklethwaite, 91 
Middleton, 225 
Midglev, 147, 172 
Milbank, 96 
Mills, 175, bis 
Milltown, 181 
Milner, 34, 35, 36 
Milnes, 24, p., 25, 220, 

et seq. 
Mitchell, 80, 146 
Moffatt, 96 
Molend, 94, bis 
Monckton, 219, et seq. 
Monoculus, 68 
Monk, 166 
Monson, 182, 222 

Montford, 122 
Moore, 209, 225 
Moorhouse, 74 
Mordaunt, 97, 127, 138 
Moreton, 68 
Morgan, 225 
Morlaud, 512 
Morpeth, 49, 185 
Morrall, 228 
Morrell, 29, 228 
Mountfort, 67 
Mowbray, 28, bis, 109, 

Musgrave, 26, 27, 28, 167 

Naish, 53 

Nash, 161 

Nay lor, 65, 91 

Nelthorp, 4, 8, 10 

Nesfield, 224 

Nesse, 55 

Nettleton, 27 

Neville, 26, et seq., 47, 

105, 231 
Newsom, 23, p. 
Nicholl, 80 
Nickolson, 11, 109 
Norfolk, 129, 130 
North, 142 

Northend, 36, 38, 39, 

bis, 66, 204, et seq. 
Northowrom, 34 
Northumberland, 225 
Norton, 122, bis 
Nutter, 20, bis, 71 

Oastler, 32 
O'Brennan, 193 
Oddie, 123, 148 
Odo, 68 
Offord, 159 

Oglethorpe, 203, p., 204, 

Oketon, 233 
Oldfield, 204, 209, 225 
Oliver, 162 
Onge, 85 
Osbaldeston, 225 
Osbert, 68, bis 
Osborne, 180 
Otes, 36, et seq., 64, et 

seq., 203, et seq. 
Otgiva, 67 
Otterburne, 225 
Ourall, 205 
Ovenden, 35 
Oxford, Bp. of 94 

Padgett, 196 

Paldeu, 27 
Pcilmor, 25 
Pannell. 83 
Park, 213 

Parker, 119, 130, 197, 

Parkiusou, 196, 198, 241 
Pawson, 16 
Paycock, 143 
Pearson. 167, 168 
Pease, 95, 96, p., 239 
Peckett, 154, 155, p. 
Peel, 47, 140, 157, 225, 

Peirse, 182, p. 
Pelham, 6, 8, 219 
Pembroke, 122, 245 
Peuuvmau, 82, 185 
Pepiu, 238 
Pepper, 43 
Percy, 242 
Peter, 35 
Pharamond, 227 
Phillipps, 237 
Phillipson, 58 
Pickeringe, 27, 29, 77, 78 
Pickford, 211 
Piers, 279 
Pierson, 167, 168 
Pigliills, 145 
Pigott, 78 
Pike, 118 

Pincke, 5, p., 6, 10, p., 

12, p. 
Piiigo, 162, 163 
Pinkerton, 158 
Piper, 27, 36 
Plantagenet, 220 
Plater, 159 
Poad, 55 
Pollard, 73 
Pontifex, 97 
Popeley, 25, et seq. 
Popeles, 48 
Popple, 4, p., 8, 10, p. 
Porteous, 128 
Porter, 225 
Portland, 180 
Portsmouth, 214 
Postgate, 55 


Potter, 103 
Poulsou, 239 
Poure, 111, 112 
Powell, 51, p., 146 
Powlett, 106 
Powlett-Wright, 199 
Poyntz, 209 

Prescot, 124, bis., 125, 

132, et seq. 
Preston, 29, 30, 32 
Pride, 219 
Prime, 154, 219 
Pritchard, 91, bis, 162 
Proctor, 22, 163, bis 
Prudden, 167, 168, 217 
Pulleyne, 79 
Pulsford, 161 
Punshon, 56 
Pynder, 35 

Qniucy, 94, bis 

Radcliffe, 143, 150, et 

seq., 211 
Raine, 171 
Ramsden, 99 bis 
Rasbye, 196, p., 197, p. 
Rashleigh, 237 
Rastricke, 34, p., 35, p., 

87, p., 88, p., 91, p., 

161, 162, 214 
Rause, 17 
Ravenshaw, 88 bis 
Rawdon, 167 
Rawlinson. 40, 211, 212 
Rawson, 147, 149, 225 
Rawstbome, 189 
Rayner, 35, 47, 89, 149 
Redden, 158 
Redman, 224 
Redynge, 204 
Reed, 159 
Renwick, 115 
Repington, 103 
Reresbv, 110, 180 
Rey, 27 
Riccard, 23 

Richardson, 114, p., 154, 

155 p. 
Ridley, 14 


Ridmaine, 4, 10 
Ripon, 40, bis 
Rishworth, 205, 207, 209 
Robbins, 156 
Robert, 35, bis 
Robertson, 191 
Robinson, 55, 92, p., 93, 

bis, 198, 219 
Robsart, 118, 120, p., 

121, 131 
Rode, 35 
Roe, 58, bis 

Rogers, 125, bis, 132, 

134, 135, bis 
Rokeby, 114, p. 
Rokewood, 120, 129, 130 
Romer, 161 
Romilly, 237 
Rorasden, 204, et seq. 
Rooke, 183, 225 
Rookes, 38, 39, bis, 65, 

66, 203, bis 
Roos, 28 
Roper, 206 
Rosala. 67 
Rose, 143 
Ross, 234 

Routb, 143, 233, et seq.* 
Roy, 157, bis 
Roydes, 80 
Ruda, 233 
Rudman, 123 
Rusby, 78, 80 
Russel, 212 

Rydeing, 38, bis, 39, 66 
Ryssheworth, 35, et seq., 
65, bis, 66, p., 203, 204 
Rythers, 109 

Sadler, 32 

Sager, 214 

St. John, 194 

St. Leger, 220 

St. Quentin, 16, 233 

Sale, 165, 212 

Salisbury, 101 

Salis-Schwate, 117 

Saltonstall, 163, 197, 

206 207, bis, 209 
Sanders, 177 

* Routh, page 234 ; Sir William married Johanna d. of Adam, 2nd Barou 
Everyngham, summoned to Parliament //-om 2 Ed. II., to 9 Ed. III. (i<oii and 
heir of Robert, 1st Baron, summoned to Parliament at Shrewsbury, 30th Sept. 

Page 234 ; 12 Chas I., should be 12 Chas. II. 

Page 235 ; " Setfing up of K. Ed. III." " 1st August, 23 Ed. I." 

Page 237; Sir W . Hardy. 

Page 238 ; Counts of Vermandois. 



Saunders, 11 

Savilc, 27, bis. 36, bis, 

G4, et seq., 88, p., 90, 

91, 203, p., 232 
Scaulon, 159 
Scargil], 224, 225, 233 
Scholelield, 38 
Scoles, 23, 160 
Scott, 120, 131 
Sci-ope, 106, et seq., 142, 


Scruton, 47, 57, 58, p. 
Sedgwick, 73 
Seeding, 214 
Sefton, 153 
Senhouse, 212 
Settlor, 129 
Seymour, 160 
Shackleton, 146 
Shaftesbury, 45 
Shafts, 128 
Shakerley, 142 
Shalford, 171 
Sharpe, 91, 156, 163, et 

Shaw, 89, 206, p., 207, p. 
Sheffield, 121, 130 
Shelton, 120 
Shepard, 167 
Shepelay, 36 
Shepherd, 92, et seq., 

167, 202 
Sherburne, 20 
Shirley, 116, 117, p. 
Shuttleworth, 209 
Sidale, 36, bis 
Sill, 19 
Sim, 202 
Simmes, 38 

Simpson, 34. et seq., 147, 

Skinner. 85 

Sldrrow, 124, bis, 132, 

Slee, 47 
Sleming, 146 
Slingsby, 184, 225 
Smith, 102, 113, p., 134, 

136, 141, 161, 202, 

204, 205, 223, 225 
Smyth, 27, 130, 131, 163, 

Snowden, 89 
Sothebie, 122 
Speight, 80 

Spencer, 52, 53, 105, 106, 

128, bis, 148 
Spofforth, 171, p. 
Spurgeon, 229 

Squire, 167, p., 169 
Stables, 196, 197 
Stamer, 127, bis 
Stanclitr, 34, bis, 38, bis, 

36, 65, bis, 66, p., 203, 

p., 205, bis, 207 
Stanhope, 89, 210 
Stanley, 143 
Stansfield, 83, 159, 164, 

bis, 165 
Stapleton, 113, p., 219 
Staveley, 78 
Stead, 18 
Steele, 35 

Stephen, 35, bis, 36 
Stephenson, 4, 20, 239 
Stevens, 112, bis, 157 
Stevenson, 35, bis, 36 
Still, 93 
Stones, 80 
Story, 213 
Stotherd, 39 
Stott, 90 

Stonterville, 92, bis, 167, 
Stratford, 163 
Strange, 37, p., 38, p. 
Strickland, 219 
Strong, 35 
Stubley, 27 
Stuckberry, 158 
Sugden, 71 

Sunderland, 3, 4, 35, 38, 

p., 65, bis, 66, 203 
Sutton, 112, 225 
Swale, 84 

Swaine, 29, 157, 242 
Swift, 155 

Swillington, 235, et seq. 
Sykes, 48, 155, 199, 218 
Symmes, 65 

Taj ore, 108 
Talbot, 85, 100 bis 
Tasker, 148 
Tate, 100 
Tattersall, 214 
Tanteville, 92 
Tayer, 48 

Taylor, 27, 35, bis, 39, 
60, 80, 89, bis, 96, 161, 

Teesdale, 48 

Tempest, 27, 109, bis, 

Tennant, 159 
Terrick, 81, 82 
Thacker, 142 
Thackombau, 202 
Theobald, 213 

Thomam, 89 
Thomas, 18, 35 
Thomlinson, 242, 
Thompson, 8, 9, p., 102, 

164, 167 
Thoresby, 23 
Thornbury, 119, bis, 129, 


Thornhill, 86, 91, 210, 

Thornton, 11, 110, 223, 

Thornycroft, 10 
Thorpe, 11, 82, 91 
Thurcross, 122 
Thwaites, 225 
Thwenge, 238 
Todd, 210 

Tomlinson, 231, bis 
Topham, 169, 
Toor, 28, 57 
Tosti, 67 

Totehill, 27, 34, et seq., 

87, p., 88, bis 
Town, 149 

Townend, 36, et seq. 
Townley, 241 
Towtell, 196 
Tracy, 29, bis 
Trig-got, 20 
Tritton, 160 
Trotman, 112, p. 
Tuppen, 128 
Turner, 55, 79 
Turton, 39, 177 
Tushingham, 197 
Twistleton, 2 
Twyer, 6 
Tyson, 68 

Vaughan, 2, 8, 12, 93 
Vermandois, 238 
Vernon, 40 
Vesey, 215, 
Vicars, 161 
Vincent, 95, 96, bis 
Vavasour, 110, p. 

Waddington, 240, p. 
Wade, 88, 90 
Wagner, 160 
Wainman, 145, 146, p. 
Wainwright, 35 
Wales, 35 

Walker, 18, 36, bis, 102 

146, 198, 207, 225 
Wallis, 160 
Wallop, 96 
Walter, 34 



Walters, 194 

Warde, 37, 81, 118, 166, 

168, p., 198, bis 
Warue, 157 
Warner, 120, 130, p. 
Warreu, 186, 288 
Warwick, 225 
Wassand, 234 
Waterhouse, 26, et seq., 

73. 204, 205, bis, 207, 

209 bis . 
Waters, 202, 203 
Wathope, 132 
Watson, 86, 87, 113 
Waymau, 116, 117, bis 
Wayte, 242 
Wedmore, 225, 
Weekes, 9, 180 
Welbom-n, 79 
Welch, 125 
Wellington, 140 
Wentworth, 44, 155, 194, 

Wer, 235 
West, 16, 27, 83, 
Wetherby, 119, 129 
Wetherherd, 47 
Whalley, 86 

Wharton, 107 
Whitaker, 27, 147, 205 
White, 119, 143, 148 
Whiteleigh, 205 
Whiteley, 191 
Whithill, 35 
Whitley, 81, 304 
Whitwiiam, 19 
Wickliffe, 84 
Wilby, 36, et seq., 65, 

203, 204 
Wildlove, 25 
Wilkes, 202 

Wilkinson, 27, 28, 35, 

147, 150, 214 
Willance, 102 
William I. 67 
Williams, 23, 230 
Williamson, 161 
Willman, 148 
Wilson, 51, p., 140, 160, 

Wilton, 91 
Windebank, 88 
Winn, 98 

Winteringham, 117 
Wiseman, 96 
Wither, 5 

Withes, 82 

Wizo, 233 

Wolker, 36, 38 

Womb well, 179 

Wood, 22, bis, 35, 146, 

161, 204, bis 
Woodd, 215, et seq. 
Woodhall, 78 
Woodhead, 35, et seq., 88, 

89, 116, 117, 207, bis 
Woodhonse, 34, 36, p., 

37, p., 38, p., 87, p., 

88, p., 89 
Woods, 237 
Wordsworth, 210, 211 
Wormald, 210 
Wriggiesworth, 80 
Wright, 41, 156, bis, 159, 


Wulf-Kerr, 37 
Wycly£F, 235 
Wykes, 8 
Wylie, 160 

Yarker, 105, et seq. 
Yerforth, 93, bis 
York, 184 
Young, 159 

[Compiled by Mr. G. F. Tudor Sherwood, 38, Museum St., 
Oxford Street, W.] 

Aberford, 41 
Aby, 122 
Acastre, 83 
Acklom, 122 

Ackworth, 195, 196, p., 

Acrehonse, 219 
Acton, 98 
Addersgate, 204 
Addingham, 147, 148, 149 
Addle, 163, 165 
Adel, 22, bis, 45, 105. 
Adelaide, S.A., 159 
Adler's Height, 149 
Adstock Rectory, 104 
Adwalton, 27 
Aglrig, 234 

Aiktou, 209, 210, p., 211 
Airedale, 71 
Aisgarth, 237 

Albany, N.Y., 202 
Aldborougb, 41, 43, bis, 

44, 61, 82, 101, 104, 

bis, 143, 173, bis, 178, 

180, 215, 219 
Aldwark, 110 
Allerton, 19, 45, 63, 148 
Almondbury, 83, 119, 139, 


Alne, 183, 184 
Alnwick, 68, bis 
Amble, 143 
Ambleybie, 16 
Antrim, 20 
Apperley Bridge, C02 
Appersett, 238 
Appleby, 104 
Ardagh. 200 
Ardesley, 198 
Ardyngton, 62 

Arksey, 80 
Armagh, 20, 219 
Arryndene, 235 
Arsouf, 233 

Arthington, 45, 62, 98, 

Ashbourne, 223 
Ashsted, 157 
Askham Hall, 212 
Askrigg, 235, 236, 237 
Astay, 206 
Aton, 64 

Attercliffe, 95, 117 
Auckland, 126, 136, 202 
Aughton. 63 

Austwick, 77, 189. p., 190 
Aylesbury, 104, 172 
Aysgarth, 142 

Babthorpo, 99, 169 



Badswortli, 113, 195, p., 

211, bis 
Bngby. S3 

Bainbriiro:, 23-1. et seq. 
Ballincrobe?, 191, 193 
Balsbam, 124 
Baubury, 1S6, 224, 225 
Bangor, 185 
Bank Newton, 94 
Banuockbiii'u, 233 
Bardnej', 113 
Barkestou, 234 
Barkisland, 91, 207 
Barley, 2 

Barnard Castle, 107, 108 
Barnoldswick, 242 
Barnsley. 6, 8, 15, 95, 

1G6, 198 
Baruestaple, 70 
Barrow, 51, 121 
Barrowford, 145 
Barsland. 88 
Barton, 61, 108 
Basildon Park, 199 
Bassetlaw, 174 
Bath, 43, 211, 222 
Batley, 8, 206, 210 
Baxterley, 125, 134, 135 
Bayfordbury, 173 
Beamsley, 225, 227, bis 
Beckbank, 212 
Beckwith, 197 
Bedale, 181, 182, 231, 

Beeston, 186 
Beetbweli, 13 
Beford, 8 
Beldesert, 67 
Bellerby, 231 
Belton. 28, 67, 70, 109, 

et seq. 
Bes^Yick, 213 
Beo, Bei-rere, Beverley, 


Beverley, 4, p., 5, 8, 9, 
41, et seq.. 54, 100, 104, 
142,172,174,183, 184, 
200, 209, 213, 242 

Bex, 216 

Besley Hall, 118 

Bierlev, 163 

Bigland, 211, p., 212, p. 
Biiburgli, 102 
Bilham Grange, 61 
Bilton, 215, 217, p. 
Bingley, 27, 32, 71,et seq., 
105, 124, 128,138,142, 
145, et seq., 181, 225 
Birkinshey, 27 

Birmingham, 114 
Birstail, 15, et seq., 25, 

et seq., 47 
Bishophill, 80 
Bishop Stortford, 157 
Bishopthorpe, 82 
Bissrow-nook, 47 
Bixley, 47 

Blackfriars, 2, et seq. 
Biackheath, 212 
Blackwell, 61 
Bleckingdon, 112 
Blein Croft, 110 
Blicldiug, 119, 130 
Bodmin, 186 
Boloy, 192, 193 
Bolton, 54, 214, 227, 241 
Bolton Percy, 83 
Booth Town, 208 
Boronghbridge, 42, 45, 

46, 68, 143, 172, 235 
Boscobel, 210 
Bossall, 3, 115 
Boston, 92, 93, 98, 155 
Boteroide, 204, 207 
Bottesworth, 104, bis 
Bowling, 18 
Bowthorpe, 169 
Braboeiif Manor, 29 
Bracewell, 39 
Brackenfoot, 156 
Bradford, 13, et seq., 30, 

46, 116, 147, 163, 167, 

p., 168, 169, 202, 209, 

225, 229 
Bradley, 210, 211, bis 
Bradshaw, 41 
Braithwell, 39 
Braken, 119, p., 120, bis, 

129, 130 
Bramham Park, 180 
Bramley, 83, 146, 161 
Brawith. 176 
Breswell, 81 
Bretton, 139, bis, 173 
Bridbm-y, 136 
Bridgroid, 81, 204, 207 
Brigiioiise, 89, 150, 169, 


Brighton, 99, 140, 214 
Brincliffedge, 48 
Bristol, 179 
Brockfield, 60 
Brokelsby, 219 
Bromelev, 81 
Brookfoote, 82 
Brookroyd, 22 
Brough, 108 
Broughton, 241 

Brousholme, 209, 242 
Brunthwaite, 147 
Brussels, 127, 213 
Bubworth, 221 
Bucknall, 111, p., 112 
Buckton, 112 
Bnlmer, 98 

Burghwalis, 79, 113, 197 
Burley, 147, 175, 225, p. 
Burlington, 145 
Burneston, 97, 173 
Burnsal, 43 
Burstall, 209 
Burstwick, 62, 122, bis, 

128, 132 
Burton, 5, 10, 12 
Burton Pidsea, 227 
Bury, St. Edmond?, 96 
Busbridge Hall, 220 
Buttercramb, 3, 92, et 

seq., 115 
Butterwick, 121, 130 
Bygrave, 119, bis, 120, 

129, 130 
Bykerton, 83 

Cadbury, 211 
Cadeby, 19 
Caive, 7 
Calcutta, 60 
Calder Abbey, 212 
Calton, 183 
Calverley, 225 
Camberwell, 120 
Camblesforth, 60 
Cambridge, 91, 124, 135, 

157, 161, 167 
Camolin, 193 
Campsall, 46 
Cannonhurst, 111, 113 
Carlisle, 43, 234 
Carlton, 119, bis, 129, 

130, 240, bis, 241, p. 
Carmarthen, 128 
Cartmel, 211, 212 
Casco Bay, 59 
Castleford, 98 
Castleton, 58, 187 
Catterick, 142 
Caughton, 112 
Cavil, 220 
Cawarden, 145 
Cawthorne, 15, 166 
Chamber Hall, 212 
Charlcote, 67 
Charterhouse, 1, et seq., 

61, 111 
Chelsea, 125, 164, 166 
Cherbourg, 44 



Chester, 125, 135, 162 
Christ Ch., 225 
Clapdale Castle, 227 
Chipham, 73, 160, 189, 

p., 225 
Clavering, 69 
Claydou, 130 
Clavhidon, 157 
Claytou, 87 
Cleatham, 107 
Cleckheatou, 161 
Cleveland, 05, 142 
Cliddesden, 214, p. 
Clifford, 125 
Cliuts, 102, 103, 237 
Cloghan, 193 
Cloumel, 85 
Close House, 16 
Clough, 191 
Cockermouth, 58, 140 
Cockhall, 192 
Colchester, 214 
Coleshili, 68 
Colev, 159, 207, 209, p. 
Coliad, 193 

Colne, 139, 145, 214, bis 
Columbo, 160 
Comox, 115 
Compsey, 192 
Cork, 211 

Cottinglev Bridge, 71, 72, 

131, 225, 227 
Courtcryhan, 193 
Courtstown, 192 
Coustou, 148 
Cowick, 169, 183 
Cowley, 157 
Coxwold, 178, 187 
Coy, 120, 121 
Crawley, 127 
Creating, 155 
Creckan, 193 
Cricklade, 172 
Crofthousc, 207 
Crofton, 81 
Crossflats, 72 
Croydon, 211 
Crutt, 193 
Cuckney, 221 
Cumnor, 131 
Custer, 8 
Cutley Hall, 211 

Danesmoor, 225 
Darlington, 96, 99, 169 
Darriugton, 195 
Darton, 80, 83, 173 
Dawson's Court, 20 
Deepley, 10 

Denton, 44, 177 
Dewsbury, 80, 201 
Dinnington, 63 
Dissington, 47 
Dodershall, 78 
Doncaster, 19, 43, bis, 79, 

81, et seq., 116, 117, 

141, 174 
Dore, 198 
Donay, 108 
Downe, 20 
Draughtou, 145 
Dringhoe, 60 
Dublin, 127, 213 
Duffield, 169 
Dundee, 15, 97, 225 
Dunham, 118 
Dunse, 225 

Dunstan, 119, bis, 129, 

Durham, 106, 128 

Earsham, 129 
Easby, 28 
Easington, 142 
Easingwold, 15, 97 
East Ardsley, 163 
East Bolton, 108 
Eastbourne, 49 
East Braddenham, 129, 

East Claydou, 172 
East Dereham, 121, 130 
Eastfield Chapel, 25 
East Hardwick, 60 
East Hawes, 236 
East Morton, 225 
East Retford, 174 
East Warham, 120 
Eccles, 57 
Ecclesall, 101 
Eckysley, 203 
Edensor, 54 
Edenthorpe, 64 
Edgton, 168 

Edinburgh, 126, 138, 160 
Edmonton, 184 
Edston, 218 
Egerton, 207 
Egglesheld, 107 
Eldwick, 32 
Elgin, 173 

Ellaud, 13, 89, 90, 116, 

Ellerton, 183, 200 
Elslack, 241 
Elvet, 108 
Ely, 215 
Elyroide, 83 

Emit Hall, 214 
Emley, 80 
Enfield, 5, 138 
Englefield House, 199 
Enisnag, 192, 193 
Ensor, 212 
Epping, 157 
Esquimalt, 115 
Etton, 20, 62 
Eure, 69, 70 
Everingham, 69, 234 
Exeter, 15 

Fairfield, 108 
Fairweather Green, 209 
Falsthorpe, 121 
Farnley, 16, 39 
Featherstone, 210, seq. 
Feizor, 189, p. 
Felkirk, 222 
Fenton, 48 

Ferneaux Pelham, 157 
Ferry Fryston, 24 
Fiji, 56 

Filey, 2, 8, 47, 215 
Finchley, 86 
Finuingley, 173 
Fu'he, 202 
Fishlake, 80 
Fittlings, 228 
Fixby, 86 
Flamborough, 69 
Flashy, 241, 242 
Florence, 15 
Foggathorp, 60 
Fountains, 40, 41 
Framliugham, 120, 130 
Freestou, 1 
Fretenham, 120 
Frickley, 61, 62 
Fryston, 24,220,222,223 
Fry ton, 16, 39 
Fulford, 202 
Fulueck, 97 

Gainsborough, 48 
Gale, 236 
GanllingaJ^ 105 
Garforth, 142 
Gargrave, 6, 8, 40, 242 
Garravau, 193 
Garton, 8 
Gateforth Ho : 215 
Gateley Park. 28 
Gateshead, 231 
Gawthorpe Hall, 148, 181 
Gayle, 237, 238 
Gidea Hall, 199 
GigglesAvick, 51, 189, p., 



Gilling, 54 

Gilste;ul, 71, 143. 214, 

Girlington, 16, 39 
Gisburnc, 148 
Gissiug, 119 
Giveudale, 169 
Glasgow, 160, 161 
Gomersall, 26, 28 
Gorton, 24, 201, bis 
Gortyduff, 192 
Gosport, 186 
Grange, 193 
Grantham, 19 
Great Ouseburn, 225 
Great Stanniore, 215 
Grestein Abbey, 67 
Greystoke, 213 
Grimsby, 122 
Grimston, 181 
Grimtborpe, 174 
Grosmont, 100 
Guildford, 29 
Guiseley, 73, p. 

Hackney, 17, 158, 159 
Hagthorpe, 169 
Hague, 125, 135 
Haldon, 16 

Halifax, 22, 41, p., 60, 79, 
80, p., 81, p., 83, 117, 
122, 123, p., 124, p., 
147, 158, 161, 163, 168, 
169, 175.181,188,189, 
190, p., 200, 218 

Hallfield, 229 

Hallow Park, 125 

Hair am, 78 

Halsham, 1 

Halton, 68 

Hammersmith, 160 

Hampole, 20 

Hampstead, 97, 157, 225 

Hannaby, 8 

Harden, 131, bis, 209 

Hardwicke, 113 

Harlbeck, 67 

Harrow, 136 

Hartley Castle, 108 

Hartshead, 13, 26, 47, 
bis, 170 

Harwood, 6, 8, 113 

Harworth, 173, 221 

Hastings, 43, 137, 176 

Hatfield, 64, 162 

Hawes, 236 

Hawford, 125 

Hawksworth, 150 

Haworth, 27, 47 

Hay, 125, 134 
Headiugley, 141, 175 
Heath, 96, 163 
Heaton, 24, 26, 96 
Hebden, 225 
Heck, 23 

Heckmondwike, 27, 47 
Hedon, 5, 41, et seq., 97, 

142, 172, 173, 182, et 

seq , 199, bis, 200, 213 
Helbeck, 241 
Hellifield, 86 
Hemingborugh, 169 
Hemsworth, 62 
Henknowle, 176 
Heptonstall, 80, 83 
Hereford, 170 
Herne Bay, 127 
Hesslington, 122, bis 
Hassle, 102 
Hethell, 119, 129, 130 
Heton, 129 
Hexham, 173 
Heydon, 2, et seq., 142, 

bis, 143 
Heyfield, 207 
Hickleton, 44 
High Fernley, 159 
Highley hall. 108 
High Sunderland, 209 
Hingham, 70 
Hipperholme, 64, et seq., 

83, 91, 122, et seq., 

134, et seq., 109, 170, 

203, et seq. 
Hodgswick, 211 
Holbeck, 61 
Holderness. 116 
Hollands, 214 
Holling hall, 215 
Hollings, 64, et seq., 191 
Hollym, 16, 39 
Holme. 149 
Holmfirth, 117, 235 
Hooton Piignell 
Hopwood hall, 212 
Hornby, 236 
Hornsea. Hornesse, 60, 

Horsfall, 150 
Horsford, 70 
Horsforth, 174, 202 
Hoiton, 159, 164 
Houlgate, 114 
Howdenshire, 95 
Hoyle house, 191, 
Hovland, 43, 61 
Huddersfield, 23, 41, 80, 


Hull, 1, 4, 8, 20, 39, 41, 
42, p , 45, 98, 100, 
122, 142, bis, 172, 179, 

Humanby, 92 
Hunslet, 146 
Huntingdon, 215 
Huntington, 60 
Hurst Close, 111 
Hutton Bonville, 182 
Hythe, 199 

Idle, 123, 147, 164, et 

Idough, 193 
Ilfracombe, 222 
Ilkley, 225, bis 
Illinois. 160 
Ingleboro', 225 
Ingoldby, 70 
Ingraby, 146 • 
Inkpen, 156 
Intwood, 119, 129 
Irby, 78 
Isleworth, 108 


Keen, Ground, 212 
Keighley, 22, bis, 71, 72, 

Kelse, 16 
Kempshott, 12 
Kendal, 58 
Kensington, 113. 137 
Keresforth, 62, 166 
Keswick, 156, 
Ketteringham, 119 
Kettlethorpe, 48 
Keverstone, Low house, 

Kexby, 172 
Kiibrye, 192 
Kildale, 177 
Kildwicke, 241 
Kilkenny, 191, 194 
Killenleigh, 192 
Killerby, 209 
Killerton. 97 
Killinghall, 79 
Kilnhiu'st, 2 
Kilnsey, 82 
Kilnwick Percy, 96 
Kimberley, 159 
Kingburgh, (Ringburgh,) 


Kingsthorpe, 228 
Kingston-on-Thames, 85 
Kingston-upou Hull, 1, 
et seq. 



Kipping, 48, 148 
Ivippax, 58, 98, 173 
Kirby Fleetliam, 222 
Kirby Lonsdale, 146 
Kirbv Moorside, 168, 218 
Kirkby, 183, p., 184 
Kirkby Overblow, 42 
Kirk Deighton, 40, 99 
Kirkebridge, 16 
Kirkheatou, 80, 81, 83, 

114. 139, 154, 155 
Kirklees, 44, 62 
Kirksmeaton, 196, et seq. 
Kirkstall, 105, 140, 142, 

174, bis, 175 
Kirton, 166 
Kitterv, Maine, 155 
Knaresboro', 39, 45, 68, 
96, 101, 142, 143, 148, 
172, 173, 175, 176, 
180, 182, 183, p., 186, 
bis, 200, 235, 236 
Knockmore, 192 
Knottingley hall, 15 
Knotts, 58 
Kuowsthorpe, 104 
Knutsford, 221 

Latebam, 186 

Lambeth, 225 

Lambrith, 235 

Langcroft Line, 225 

Langley, 69, 161 

Laugold, 166 

Langtoft, 47, 179 

Lansdown, 127 

Lartington, 108 

Laimceston, 161 

Laund house, 147 

Laurence Waltham, 156 

Lauringburgh, 202 

Leamington, 103 

Leathley, 44 

Ledbury, 20 

Ledsham, 13 

Leeds, 13, 22, 23, 41, bis, 
46, 58, 59, 60, 62, 63, 
81, 96, 100, p., 101, 
103, p., 140, p., 142, 
156, 172, 174, 195, 
211, 218, 224, 225 

Leeds hall, 225 

Leghorn, 212 

Leith hall, 199 

Lewes, 176 

Leyburn, 105, et seq. 

Lightcliffe, 25, 79, 83, 
122, 124, 170, 191 

Light Hazles, 190, 191 

Lincoln, 48, 97, 128 
Linton, 62 
Lisdui'gan, 192 
Lismore Castle, 52 
Little Burton, 236 
Little Croft, 212, p., 213, 

Little Green, 214 

Little Horton, 17,etseq. 

Little Marlow, 125 

Liverpool 58, 100, 151 

Liversedge, 17, bis, 25, 
et seq., 47 

Livesey Park, 176 

Llanthony, 214 

Lofthouse, 82, 163 

London, 3, 5, 9, 23, 124, 
et seq., 133, 156, 157, 
164, 169, 172, 174, 
188, 211, 223, 225, 

Longley, 119, 

Lonsdale, 225 

Lower Shaw, 191 

Low Melwood, 79 

Lough, 193 

Lucas Croft, 110 

Ludlow, 170 

Lund, 225 

Lyth, 54 

Macclesfield, 43, 58 
Madrid, 180 
Maltby, 44 

Malton, 68, 69, 101, 177, 
Manchester, 98, 100, 158, 

p., 201, 241 
Manitoba, 160 
Manningham, 17, p. 
Mantua, 192 
Margate, 127 
Marley, 20, 146 
Marske, 102 
Marston, 178, 210 
Marten, 6, 11 
Marton, 81, 148, 228 
Marylebone, 223 
Masiiamshire, 236 
Mattock Bank, 228 
Mayroid, 117 
Meaux, 61 
Medilthorpe, 155 
Melbourne, 229 
Meldon, 143 
Meltham, 150 
Metchosin, 115 
Methley, 45 
Mexbrough, 218 
Micklethwaitc, 72, bis. 

143, et seq., 209 
Middleham, 106, 108, 237 
Middleton, 61, 99, 212 
Middleyage, 206 
Midgeley, 209 
Milford, Conn., 167, 168 
Milnesbridge, 62, 150, 


Milnethorpe, 22 
Miuchen, Ho, 193 
Mirfield, 47 
Misterton, 111 
Mitton, 79, 82 
Mixenden, 156, 158 
Molsby, 84 
Monk Fryston, 162 
Monkroyd, 85 
Monkstown, 200 
Moola, 4, 10 
Moorhouseland, 193 
Moreby, 60 
Morley, 95, 97, 234 
Morton, 143, et seq., 146 
Mote-hill, 26 
Mythe, 132, 135 
Myton, 219 

Nairn, 173 

Nantwich, 78 

Nappa, 232, 237 

Naseby, 179 

Nether Knutsford, 221 

Netherton, 150 

Nether Woodhouse, 205, 

207, bis 
Nettleton, 219, 
Newark, 179 
Newburgh Peek, 176, 

177, 179 
Newbury, 179 
Newcastle, 211, p., 214 
New Hall, 198 
New Haven, 168, 218 
New House, 90 
Newington, 132 
Newmarket, 85 
Newstead, 210 
Newton, 54, bis. 55, p., 

57, 119, 129. 130 
New Wandsworth, 10 
New York, 164, 174 
Normanby, 219 
Normantowu, 173 
Northallerton, 40, 181, 

182, 231, p., 233 
Northampton, 158 
Northaw, 124, 126, 134, 


Nortlirtwresply, 125 



North Frothingbam, 122, 

Northowram, 24, 79, 82, 

bis, 123, 159, 
Norton, 48, 196, bis 
Norwich, 26, 118, 119, 

120, 129, p., 130, 188, 


Nowood, 223 

Nowood green, 23, 89, 91, 

122, 124, 156 
Nostell, 210 
Nottingham, 6, 8, 44 
Nun Appleton, 174 

Oglethorpe, 206, 207 
Okenshaw, 158, 159, 
Oketon, 232 
Okewell, 26 

Oldwood, 72, p., 73, bis 
Ontario, 160 
OrdingtoB, 111, 112 
Ormesby, 82 
Ormsley, 110 
Osbarue, 206 
Osgodby, 46 
Osgoldcross, 173 
Osmunthorpe, 158 
Ossett, 24, 64, 161, 201 
Ossory, 191, 193 
Ossouf, [Arsouf] 233 
Ostend, 128 
Oswaldkirk, 77 
Otley, 105, 149, 169 
Ottesburn, 225 
Oulton, 162 
Outrath, 193 
Outwood house, 194 
Overbrea, 20 
Ousthorpe, 63 
Ouston, 19, bis, 60 
Oxford, 120 
Oxheys, 19 

Packing-ton, 225 
Padiham, 145 
Parkhouse, 18 
Peniston, 42 
Pennington, 212 
Pepper hall, 43 
Penzance, 225, bis 
PhHadelphia, 202 
Phoenix Park, 53 
Pickering, 54 
Pighull, 209 
Piatt 146 

Plymouth, 102, 126, 136, 

Pocklington, 122 

Pontefract, 19, 24, 44, 
64, 69, 84, 96, 139, 
176, 181, 182, 184, 
195, 199, 200, 210, 
213, 220, 223 

Popeley, 26, p., 27, p. 

Poppleton Lodge, 41 

Portarlington, 20 

Preston, 3, 7, 168, 201, 

Priesthorpe, 72 
Priestley, 209 
Pudsey, 195 
Pulborough, 85 
Purston-Jacklyn, 85 

Radcliffe House, 195 
Rainthorpe, 119, 129 
Raleigh, 69 

Rastrick, 34, et seq., 47, 

64, et seq., 87, 91, p., 

203, et seq., 215 
Ravensthorpe, 228 
Ravenstondale, 108 
Rawdon, 230 
Raw Marsh, 19, 20 
Reading, 179, 
Redhill, 98 
Redmire, 108, 108 
Reighton, 47 
Rhodes, 117, 236 
Richmond, 40, 101. 102, 

103, 172, 234 
Riddlesden, 209 
Ridings, 28, 206 
Ripley, 163 
Ringburgh, 234 
Ripon, 15, 40, p., 41, 44, 

140, 143, 176, 179, 

p., 182, 186, 187, 190, 

199, bis, 202 
Rise, 117, 183, 185, 186, 

199, 200 
Rishworth, 131, 132 
Robert-town, 17 p. 
Rockingham, 113 
Rocliffe, 82, 210 
Rogerthorpe, 211, p., 

212, p. 
Roidshall, 39, bis 
Rokeby, 41 
Rosecroft, 110 
Rotherham, 19 
Rothwell, 83, 219 
Roundhay, 225 
Routh, 233, et seq. 
Royat, 216 
Royle, 241 
Royton Hall, 211 

Rudby, 103 
Ruddington Park, 163 
Rusholme, 201 
Ryshworth, 124 

Saddleworth, 64 

St. Albans, 99, 173 

St. Cas, 44 

St. Ives, 227, 240 

St. Leonards, 216 

St. Mais, 44 

Salisbury, 180 

Salterforth, 214 

Sancton, 16, 39 

Sandal, 22, 80, bis, 235 

Sandtoft, 109, 120, 130' 

Sandwath, 102 

Saxmundham, 215 

Scarboro' 21, 40, p., 42, 
45, 46, bis, 54, et seq., 
57, 101, 104, bis, 142, 
bis, 143, 167, 172, 176, 
181, 182, 186, 187, 

Scawsby, 60 

Scircoate, 87 

Scorton, 81 

Sculcoates, 2, 3, 4, p.„ 

7, p., 8, p. 
Sedbergh, 51 
Selby, 169, 175, 178 
Semer, 92, 93 
Senden Park, 225 
Serlby Hall, 221, p., 222 
Settle, 73 
Seymer, 2 
Shanghae, 160 
Shar stead Court, 5 
Shaw-in-Langfield, 81 
Sheclogher, 193 
Sheen, 120 

Sheffield, 48, bis, 95, 

101, 117, 154 
Shelf, 123, 143 
Shelton, 120 
Sherborne, 59 
Sheriff Button, 114, 155 
Sherwood Hall, 64, bis 
Shipton, 147 
Shotesham, 119 
Shrewsbury, 234 
Siglesthorne, 4, 8 
Sikehouse, 81 
Sinderhills, 81 
Skammyndene, 35, et 

seq., 64, et seq., 203, 

et seq. 
Skelbrook, 197 bis 
Skelton, 63, 173, 187 



Skcwsby, 64 
Skev, 4, 10 
Skipsea, 60 

Skiptou. 74, 240, et seq. 
Skhiieubeck, 109 
Skutter Skelf, 103, 
Skyrack, 234 
Sland, 158 

Slead Hall, 79, 81, p. 
Sledmere, 47 
Slewtou. 78 
Slough, 126, 136 
Smeaton, 197 
Smeatou, Castle, 99 
Smith, House, 150 
Sueith, 69 
SnoAvdeu, 89 
Somerbeton, 118 
Souleyhill, 83 
Souresbishire, 235 
Southfields, 168, 218 
South Killington, 41 
South Kirby, 40 
South Langton, 113 
Southowram, 79, 82, p., 

Southwark, 147 
Sowerby, 123, 188, 190 
Sowood Green, 162 
Soylaud, 89 
Spalding, 225 
Spaldiugtou, 20 
Speare Dicke, 10 
Speckling, 122 
Span Valiev, 28, 116 
Spofforth, i42 
Spreswell, 108 
Spring Hall, 102 
Sprotborough. 93 
Stafford, 186 ' 
Staindrop, 177, 108 
Stainsland, 193 
Stainton, 107 
Stamford, 168, 225, 228, 
Stancarty, 193 
Stand, 201, p. 
Stanhoe, 29 
Stanhope Park, 157 
Stanley, 162, bis, 183 
Stansfield, 83 
Staveley, 78, 82, bis, 84, 

Stock, 16, 39 
Stockeld, 225 
Stockport, 125, 133, 135, 

Stokesley, 70, p. 
Stovington, 214 
Stovis Hall, 193 

Streatham, 107 
Strickley, 20 
Strokestown, 193 
Stronstou, 233 
Studley, 40, p., 60, 199 
Suubury, 158, 
Surbiton, 128 
Sutton, 2, 8, 12 
Swaby, 121 
Swaledale, 61 
Swarcliffe, 146 
Swarthdale, 213 
Swine, 234 
Symmes, 205 

Tabley, 59 
Tadcaster, 142 
Tangier, 179 
Tankersley, 103 
Tannington, 1 
Tanshelf, 224 
Teignmouth, 127 
Temple newseam, 141 
Terlington, 39 
Tewkesbury, 125, bis, 132 
Thetford, 120 
Thirkleby, 183 
Thirsk, 42, 45, 46, 143, 

172, 176, et seq., 182, 

198, 199 
Thomastown, 192 
Thornes House, 96 
Thoniiscales, 107 
Thorparch, 13, 15, 46, 

47, 57, 58 
Thorpe, 22, 108, 163, 

bis, 165, 195, et seq., 


Threshlield, 225 
Thribergh, 110, 180 
Tingley, 29 
Todmorden, 150 
Toug, 28, 146 
Toothill, 206 
Torksey, 48 
Totnes, 126, 136 
Tottenham, 12 
Trerise, 212 
Troutbeck, 58 
Turkey, 209 
Tydd St. Mary, 79 
Tyre, 69 

Uffington, 228 
Ukerby, 211 
Ulcebye, 121 
Ulleskelf, 107 
Ulverston, 108, 211, ct 

Upper Hoyle Head, 191 
Upper Swift place, 191 
Upsall, 177 
Upton Gray, 157 
Upwood, 13 

Vancouver Island, 187 
Yauxhall, 169 
Venice, 129 
Vichy, 24 
Victoria, 115 

Wadehouse, 159 
Wakefield, 34, 81, 105, 

149, p., 150, 162, 220, 

Walcot, 222 
Walkingham, 4, p. 
Walkiugton, 4 p. 
Wallingford, 179 
Walteiigrange, 193 
Waltercloughe, 207 
Walthamstowe, 158 
Wandsworth, 168, 187 
Warham, 13, 130 
Warkworth, 69 
Warmsworth, 19, 61, 80 
Washingborough, 111,. 

113, p. 
Wassand, 69 
Waterford, 85 
Waterside, 30 
Wath, 199 
Weetiug, 158 
Welbourne, 78, 82, p., 83 
Weldrake, 81, 82 
Welton, 113 
Wenlock, 90 
Wensley, 105, et seq. 
Wentbridge, 212 
Weskit Hill, 147 
West Deeping, 228 
Westgate, 109 
Westhall, 113, 242 
West Love, 186 
West Morton, 71 
West Riddlesden, 72, bis, 

143, 145, 146 
Wetherfield, 53 
Whalley, 225 
Wheatley, 210 
Whishaste, 225 
Whiston, 219 
Whitburn, 57 
Whitby. 57, 73, et seq., 

99, 168, p., 186, 187, 


Whitehall, 228 
Whitehaveu, 58, 128, 211 
Whitkirk, 18 



Whitley, 139, p. 
Whittinghame, 101 
Whittingtou, 211, 212 
Whorlton, 64, 108 
Wibsey, 167 
Wickham, 219 
Wigantliorp, 139 
Wilbye, 206 

Willesden, 124, 125, 134, 

136, 137 
Willow House, 238 
Wiucliilsea, 186 
Windell, 165 
Windermere, 47, 57 
Winham, 120 
Winslade, 5 
Winteringliam, 55 
Wither, 27, 225 
Withington, 107, 108 

Witton, 28 
Wivelscombe, 212 
Woburn, 157 
Wombwell, 198 
Woodbridge, 202 
Woodhall, 237 
Woodhouse, 81, bis, 86, 

88, 201, 214 
Woodside, 156 
Woolley, 27, 44 
Worcester, 210 
Worplesdon, 185 
Wragley, 6, 8, 112, 113 
Wramplington, 120, 129, 


Wrenthorpe, 180 
Wrose, 165 
Wurtemburg, 57 
Wyke, 156, 158, 161, 201 

Wyttinget, 129 

Yale College, 167 
Yanwith, 241 
Yarm, 178 

Yarmouth, 124, 132, 135, 

Yellison, 241 

York, 8, 9, 41, et seq., 
56, p., 59, 63, 64, 78, 
bis, 84, 96, 98, 101, 
102, p., 104, 116, 117, 
122, 142, p., 143, 167 
170, 171, 178, 179, 
180, 186, 199, 201, 
236, 242 

York, Maine, 94 

Yuerker, 105 

Zurich, 157 

T. Harrison, Printer, Bookbincler, &c., Queen Street, Eingley. 




Idel, Bradford. 

Vol. II. 


C O IvT T 

IE 3^ T S - 


William Grainge - 1. 

Walter White - - 2. 

Mr. & Mrs. G. M. Tweddell 2. 

Clapham Family 18, 20, 71. 

Nestield of Flashy - 20. 

Yorkshire M.P's. - 21. 

BoYce & Sheppard - 21. 

Rev. Dr. Stock - - 22. 

Monumental Inscriptions 
from other Counties re- 
lating to Yorkshire 
people - 24, 145. 296. 

Homfray - - - 26. 

Armytage - - 27, 115. 

Ferrand - - - 29. 

Mrs. Nesfield - - 30. 

Rev. Francis Wrangham 32. 

Lieut. Bottomley - 36. 

Crowther,Foulds, Sherwood 36. 

Manston - - - 37. 

Farwell, Favell - - 39, 57. 

Horsfield, of Sussex - 39. 

Hoyle 40, 41, 42, 155, 250. 

Bethell - - - 42. 

Richard de Tong - 45. 

John Vipont - - 45, 75. 

Abraham Parker - 46. 

Greaves of Hipperholme, 
Rastrick, Scamonden, 
1592, &c. - - 46. 

Oliver Hey wood's Diaries, 

51, 109, 239, 252. 

ExtinctYorkshireMagazine 57. 

Yorkshire, &c., New Books, 

58, 122, 216, 300. 

John Andrew, Leeds - 65. 

Howard,8th Earl of Carlisle 68. 

Swale, Wise - - 74. 

Thorpe of Hopton - 75. 

Bowes, More, Bewley - 78. 

Priestley, Crowthers - 80. 

Notes, 1755 - - 80. 

Northend of East Riding 81. 

Centenarians 82, 159, 185. 

Smith of Crofton - 85. 

La Trohe Pedigree - 86. 

Jennings of Ripon - 89. 

Calographist - - 89. 


Boyle, Earl of Burlington 90. 
William Dearden 91, 171. 
York Chap-book Cuts 99, 156, 


Greaves Family - 102. 
Martyr Snell, Capt.Cook, 

Marske Priest - 102. 
Harryson of Sedbergh 102. 
Clayton in Bradford-dale 

OfQcers - - - 105. 
Richardson of Lassell Hall 106. 
Rawlins, Hutchinson, 

Langley - - 109. 
Gates, Otes - - 114. 
Wilham Hunt - - 115. 
York Chap-books, (99, &c.) 115. 
Dr. Magee, Prof. Paley 116. 
Bolton Priory, 1378 - 118. 
Elland. " Padderton." 

Huddersfield press - . 119. 
J. W. Hugall - - 119. 
Rev. Abraham Smith - 119. 
Dr. Priestley's pedigree 121. 
Constable, Haggerston, 

Maxwell, Middelton & 

allied families - 129. 
Edgar, Poet and Editor 149. 
Henry Ecroyd Smith - 151. 
Yorkshire Views - 153. 
Jacques, Hoyle - - 155. 
Cummins, actor - 159. 
Eccentric character - 160. 
Aldred, Oldroyd - 160. 
Ingleton worthies - 161. 
York Unitarian Baptists 162. 
Robert Collyer, Samuel 

Laycock - - 164. 
Charles Wellbeloved - 165. 
Rev. Charles Hotliam 170. 
Allen, &c., Presbyterians 170. 
London Monumental 

Liscriptions on Y^ork- 

shire people - - 181. 
Hall, Firth, Franks, 

Walker, Dixon pedig's. 187. 
Bishop Fisher - - 192. 
Osgoldcross Hearth Tax 196. 
Boilings of Calverley,&c. 231. 

Contents — continued. 


W. Palmes, M.P. - 234. 
Washington Moody - 234. 
Great Earl of Stratford 235. 
YorkshireSociety's School 241. 
Allen, Clarkson, Barber 242. 
Rutson - - - 243. 
Wood, Lowther, Hailstone 244. 
Benjamin Seebohm - 245. 
Rayner, Hall, Fothergill, 

Firth, Armitage - 246. 
Sir Thomas Hoyle - 250. 
Dyson Pedigree - - 260. 


Horsfall, Sykes - - 270. 
Sir Edward Baines - 271. 
John Hartley's Dialect 


Boilings and Thorners 

Rev. Isaac Slee - 

Rev. Christopher Richard- 

Beverley Tax-list, 1456 
Wickham Pedigree 
Horsfall Families 
Dr. F. R. Lees - 




William Grainge, Walter White 
Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Tweddell 
William Dearden 
Benjamin Seebohm 
Rosebury Topping, Cleve- 
land Coast, Mount Grace, 
Kirklevington, Danby 
Church, Danby Castle, 
Saltburn, Whorlton 
Castle, Meynill Monu- 
ment, Zetland Hotel, 
Kilton Castle (2), Yarm, 
Guisborough, Cook's 
Rev. Dr. Stock - - 23. 
Arms of Milner and Pierse 25. 
Hoyle (2) 
Favell - 
Gossip (2) 
John Andrew 

Howard — Earl of Carlisle, 
(3) Arms - - 68. 

Clapham Arms - - 71. 

Arms of Hopton, Thorpe 

Arms of Moore (2) 
„ Boyle 

York Chap-book Cuts (34) 

Arms of Constable (6), In- 
gleby (2), Clifford-Con- 
stable, Middelton - 134 



(from Part XIII.) - 1. 

- 16. 



Arms of Calverley - 146. 

Fauconberg, Bel- 

asyse - - 148. 

Jacques - 155. 
York Chap-book Cuts (20) 156. 

Arms of Hotham - 170. 

Lawson (2) - 181. 

Slingsbv - 182. 

Sotheron (4) 184. 

Dixon - 191. 

Bishop Fisher - 192. 
YorkshireSociety'sSchool 241. 

Arms of Rutson - 243. 

,, Lowther - 244. 

York Chapbook Cuts (23) 247. 

Sir Edward Baines - 271. 

John Hartley - - 277. 

Thorner seal - - 279. 

Christopher Richardson 287. 

Arms of Portington - 289. 

Wickham - 293. 

Scrope - 297. 

Palmes - 299. 
Danish Monument at 

Beverley - - 303. 

Sir Joseph Whitworth 304. 

Kirkby Malham Church 309. 

Dr. F. R. Lees - 311. 


William Grainge. — After many years' acquaintance with 
bis books, we ventured to call upon Mr. Grainge on a visit to 
Harrogate. On enquiring where Mr. Grainge resided, from a 
bookseller in the town, he not only told us gleefully, but added 
the gratuitous information that he was a perfect gentleman. 
This testimonial from one in the same business, was uni- 
versally supported by the townspeople. A short notice of him 
appears in Mr. Parkinson's "Lays and Leaves of the Forest," 
to which we asked the subject of this notice to add a few 
particulars, but with his innate modesty he replied there was 
quite enough said. Knowing him to be, perhaps, the most 
unassuming and retiring of our acquaintance we cautiously ob- 
tained his photograph, and have insisted on having a full list 
of his publications. For many years he was engaged in spare 
hours, in visiting the hamlets, halls, churches, chapels, nooks 
and corners of the district, chatting with old folks, and poring 
over musty deeds, old tomes and church registers. He was 
born at Castiles farm, in Kirkby Malzeard, where his ancestors 
had resided three centuries. His birth took place January 25, 
1818. His bit of schooling was over when twelve years old, 
but a love for reading never left him. From early youth he 
was a gratuitous yet acceptable contributor of history and 
poetry to the local newspapers. On the death of iiis father in 
1845, he removed to the neighbourhood of Boroughbridge, 
where he resided for fifteen years, and compiled the history of 
Aldborough and Boroughbridge for T. S. Turner, bookseller, 
issued 1853 ; nearly 200 pages. From this time he appears 
almost annually as an author, and some of his works are out of 
print. "The Battles and Battle Fields of Yorkshire" appeared 
in 1854; "The Castles and Abbeys of Yorkshire" in 1855 ; 
"The Vale of Mowbray, a Historical and Topographical Account 
of Thirsk" in 1859; "Nidderdale," pubUshed by ThomasThbrpe, 
of Pateley Bridge, in 1863; "The Poets and Poetry of York- 
shire," in two volumes, published at Wakefield in 1868 ; "Guide 
to Harrogate," five editions ; "A Memoir of Sir W. Slingsby," 
"A Short History of Knaresborough," 1865, 161 pages, "A 
Tract on the Geology of Harrogate," "An Historical and 
Descriptive Account of Swinsty Hall," " A Eamble among the 
Ancient British Eemains on Kombalds Moor," by C. F[orrest] 
and W. G[rainge] in three parts ; " The Annals of a Yorkshire 

Y.G. B 



Abbey," [Fountains,] published by K. Ackrill, Harrogate ; 
1879, 145 i3p., " Yorkshire Longevity," pubHshed in 1864, pp. 
40; "Memoir of Peter Barker, the Wind joiner of Hamps- 
thwaite," 1876, second edition, 16 pages ; "Walks and Foot- 
paths round Harrogate," 1874, pp. 73 ; " The History and 
Topography of Harrogate and the Forest of Knaresborough," 
published by J. Thorpe, Pateley Bridge, in 1871 ; " Fairfax's 
Daemonologia, or Witchcraft as acted in the family of Mr. 
Edward Fairfax, of Fuyston,, in 1621," pp. 189, 1882. He 
was a contributor to Ingledew's Ballads, 1860. The Biogi-aph 
for March, 1881, contained some of the data here given. 

Waltee White. — Four editions of Walter White's Month in 
Yorkshire, justified our issuing his portrait amongst Yorkshire 
company. We have traversed his ground within these two 
years and have put his statements everywhere to test, and 
have much pleasure in bearing our testimony to their accuracy. 
The first and second editions appeared in 1858, (pp. xii., 386,) 
and the fourth, which is closer printed but has a map, was 
printed by Fletcher, Norwich, in 1861, and has 272 pages. 

Mr. White was born at Beading, Berks, April 23rd, 1811. 
His works are "To Switzerland and Back," 1854 ; "A London- 
er's Walk to the Land's End," 1855; "On Foot through Tyrol," 
1856; "A July Holiday in Saxony, Bohemia, and Silesia," in 
1857 ; " Northumberland and the Border," 1859 ; " All Round 
the Wrekin," 1860; "Eastern England from the Thames to the 
Humber," 2 vols., 1865; "Ehymes," 1873, "Holidays in 
Tyrol," 1876 ; " The Prisoner and his Dream," a Ballad. 

He entered the service of the Eoyal Society, as clerk, in 1844, 
and was appointed Assistant Secretary in 1861, from which he 
retired in 1885. Mr. White finds it difficult to know whence 
we got his portrait. This is a testimony to its accuracy, and 
we can assure him, first, that it has been well received in 
Yorkshire, and secondly, that we are indebted to himself for it, 
as a letter of two years ago will prove. 

Geokge Markham Tweddell. — Our aged Cleveland friend, 
whose portrait, with that of his talented wife, we have pleasure 
in securing for posterity as well as for the gratification of the 
present generation, has suffered from the bite of keen and un- 
relenting poverty ; he has borne the stings and arrows that are 
thrown at one whose birth is not an auspicious event, suffering 
from scorns and contumely the neighbours of his youthful days 
have heaped upon him. He was born on the 20th of March, 
1823, his mother being one of the Tweddells, an old family of 
farmers who are said to have removed southwards from the 
Scotch border on account of persecution under the religious 
bigotry of two centuries ago. His father was a Markham, 
grandson of Archbishop Markham. He did not assume the 


name of Markbam, however, until he had well reached man- 
hood. He was born at Stokeslejs where be now resides, and 
his life has evidently been one of iip-bill climbing. His 
character was moulded by his mother, all his love for home 
was received from her ; his love for her was exceedingly great, 
and mother and son blended their lives' pleasures in one cup, 
and lived in each other's love. He seems to have been refused 

admittance into the grammar school of his birthplace, and 
such treatment disciplined his mind towards the fatherless and 

Eambling in the fields, w^ith his mother, formed the found- 
ation of that love for nature he is possessed of ; and his 
knowledge of the antiquities and scenery of Cleveland arose 
from this tuition from his mother, and its continuation from 


the companionship of his schoolmaster — WiUiam Sanderson — 
who was one of those men whose hearts are attractive from 

their openness, a man whose knowledge was great of what 
could be seen at their doors. So great a love for this man had 



Tweddell, that when in after years poverty clung to the teach- 
er, he was helped from the little the scholar had, and the 
rememhrauces of their mutual kindness is the pleasantest of 
memories to the thankful poet. One local waiter, referring to 
Tweddell, says : "Though he had not much of school life, yet 

one part of it he remembers with pleasure ; of one schoolmaster 
-^William Sanderson, — he often speaks with warmth, for, to 
the love of nature, the delight to see its dales and hills covered 
with vegetable worth and beauty, and the love of the singing 
birds, that were implanted in him by his mother — who loved 


liim and whom he loved so well in return—William Sanderson 
added fresh fuel; and often they walked together more as 
brothers than as master and pupil, and discussed on delightful 
subjects of antiquities and history; twin tastes were theirs, and 
perhaps to this man George Markham Tweddell may owe the 
spirit that prompts him to follow the truth and his conscience 
in all he undertakes ; often has he suffered, but never has he 

been dismayed for his 'doings' in this respect." George 
Markham Tweddell' s circumstances at that time were poor ; 
then, fatherless, and only a sickly mother to look up to, he 
often felt the want of a meal; since then he has felt the want of 
many more, when his publications have deprived him not only 



[Danby Church (St. Hilda), of which the Rev. J. C. Atkinson, author of 
"Cleveland. Ancient & Modern," "Cleveland Dialect," &c., is vicar, replaces 
an ancient Chapel. The earthworks at Castleton, and the ruins of Danby 
Castle especially, are worth visiting. The Bruces held this Lordship, and the 
Latimers built the Castle, which is still partly inhabited by a farmer. It 
passed by sale from the Earl of Danby to Lord Downe.] 

Danby Castle 


of little luxuries, but of the little food that would have been 

His mother died in 1810. He had become a poet then, and 
had opportunities of perusing books too, for he was apprentice 
to William Braithwaite, bookseller, and his leisure time was 
spent in composition. J. Walker Ord, the talented poet of 
Cleveland, gave him an impetus in his compositions, for at a 
meeting in 1838, he proposed, in flattering terms, his health, 
and urged him to string his taiieful lyre. Though they were 
opposed in politics, they yet were ever after firm friends, and 
though they were unmatched in age, the loving bonds of 
literature held together till death took the one and threw his 
mantle over the survivor. 

The loss of his mother and schoolmaster— his two earliest 
guiding stars— left him alone and solitary; his love wandered 


away and fixed itself on his fellow-men and literature, and his 
labours in all good objects commenced in earnest. In 1844 he 
became an Odd-fellow, and since then he has striven hard to 
promote the love for brotherhood that is the guiding precept in 
Freemasonry, — since that day he has been one of the hardest 
workers and writers in support of such objects. About this 
time he wrote to the harmony of the dashing waves at Saltburn 
amidst many tears, the answer to a woman's question " How 
is thy Mother ?" from which we extract the following lines : — 

How is my Mother i thou dost ask. 
To answer thee is no great task ; 
For she is free from pain and care, 
And never more will know despair ; 



[Whorlton Castle Gatehouse is a fine example of Richard II's. period. It 
bears the arms of Grey, Darcy, and Meynill. The view of the surrounding 
country is very extensive. Under a canopy bearing the Meynill and Rocs 
arms is the altar tomb of Nicholas de Meynill, 1843, (it is believed), and 
placed upon the tomb is an oaken effigy of an earlier Meynill, cross-legged, 
with hawberk and hooded mail. Such oaken effigies are scarce in England, 
and this is one of the earliest. Our readers may have seen the specimen at 
Thornhill Church.] 

Whorlton Church Monument 


For she is gone to that long home 

Where nought with life but worms do come, 

For the cold earth is now the bed 

Whereon she rests her weary head. | ; 

No longer will the tyrant hand 

Of want smite her with iron wand ; 

Grim poverty, with scowling brow, 

No more shall daunt and scare her now ; 

With weary limbs and aching head 

No longer will she toil for bread ; 

No longer will the harpy brood 

Break in upon her solitude ; 

No longer slanders reach her ear ; 

No longer will her spirit fear 

Zetland Hotel, Saltburn. 

The contumely neglect and scorn 
Too oft by patient merit borne ; 
The foolish, wealthy, and the vain 
No more shall treat her with disdain. 

Her years were few, yet in that span 
She knew what sorrow woman can ; 
And woman's heart can keenly feel 
Each bruise of nature's iron heel. 
Now she sleeps sound within the dust, 
Where kings and slaves and nobles must ; 
For what is in a pedigree, 
0 Death ! that can protect from thee ? 

iic >;c * . 



Shade of my mother, now farewell ! 

I may not to the vulgar tell 

How I thee love — how I thee mourn — 

And feel, like one forsaked, alone ; 

Left in a wilderness of sin, 

Where all that's fair is withering — 

Where all that's foul is honoured most — 

And virtue in the tempest lost. 

In that same -poem, there occurs a sample of his boldness of 
language. Speaking of virtue, he shouts in tones of thunder: — 

Nay, virtue lives. 

And health, and peace, and courage gives 
To all that dare, spite slander's tongue. 
Worship the Goddess, fair and young. 
But there are few on earth, I ween. 
Who dare in virtue's ranks be seen ; 
The many crouch at sin's dull shrine, 
Nor worship virtue though divine ; 
But rather choose to spend their time 
In ignorance and loathsome crime; 
Nor know the ]3leasure it can give 
In righteousness and peace to live. 

Man, ask thyself this question now : — 

Think'st thou thy Maker means that thou 

Should'st stain thy spotless soul with crime. 

And die old aged before thy time ? 

No ! Nature's volume, to each eye. 

Doth tell in words that cannot lie, 

That God intended man to be 

From sickness, sin, and sorrow free ; 

And, when a good long life was spent 

In actions none need e'er repent. 

He should in peace lie down and die — 

The end of all mortality. 

In 1843 he married one to whom he had been long attached 
whose love has since been to him the consolation after many 
troubles, and whose attributes make up the sum of a lady, 
whose talents as an authoress are little less than those she 
has shown as a faithful wife. In all his poverty, there has 
ever been the balm of literature, and the love of a trusting 
heart. Of her he speaks, about the time of his marriage, in 
his poem, "The Poet to his Lady-Love;" in it he makes 
references to his sufferings as a reformer, when prison chains 
could not tame the wild yet honest passion for freedom for 
self and fellow-men ; hear him : — 


There's something in each graceful limb 
Of thine, which now entrances him 

Who strings his lyre to thee 
Yet 'tis thy mind I most admire, 
And heart warmed with poetic fire 

Of love and liberty. 

[Kilton Castle remains are very scanty. They are in the upper Skinnin- 
grove valley, and are all the remains of the stronghold of the Thwengs. In 
1535, a ' sea-man ' was captured at Skinningrove, and kept many weeks on 
raw fish, but he escaped to the sea. Visitors to Hull Trinity House Museum 
will remember seeing relics there of another ' sea-man.'] 

Kilton Castle. 



Below we give two sonnets, from his pen, breathing love for 

Not among smoke of busy, crowded town. 
Where manufactures for the world are made, 
And man's best nature seems all trodden down, 
To suit the vile necessities of trade. 
Has my life's spring been past : but I have learnt 
To gaze upon each mountain, brook, and plain. 
With poet's rapture ; and my soul would fain 
Attempt a task for which it has long burnt 
With the unquenched fire of holy zeal, — 
To chaunt the beauties of my native vale, 
Preserve each legend, and record each tale. 
That aged grey-beards, e'en from sire to sou, 
Have told, of love despised, of battle won. 
And add my mite unto the public weal. 

Cleveland ! I know no nook of earth like thee ! 

No mountain scenes e'er charm me like mine own, — 

The altars of benignant Liberty ; 

The palace, where the muses have their throne ! 

Upon thy cliffs I love to take my stand. 

And view the ocean as it rolls below, 

Eoaring like lions upon some distant strand — 

Contending like an hero when the blovv^ 

Of fierce invader's levell'd at his head. 

Whilst all around the gory trunks are laid 

Of comrades from which life's for ever fled : 

And in thy valleys neath some old oak shade, 

I love to linger at the close of day. 

In dreams of future good to pass my life away. 

Another sonnet on his friend, J. Walker Ord, we give as a 
description that would now apply to the writer, if written by 
any other bard : — 

Hail, child of Genius ! Cleveland's honour'd bard ; 

Who, singing EnglamVs praise, forgat not her 

Whose hills, and brooks, and plains, thou dost prefer 

To all the world : thou wert a worshipper 

Of Nature fair ; and on the daisied sward 

Of thy dear native vale did ofttimes lay, 

(When Phoebus high in azure heaven did ride. 

And sea-nymphs sported in the open tide,) 

To hear the lark's glad song, see lambkins play, 

And view thy Uleveland clad in garments gay 

Of lovely green, with Flora's gems bedight 

So rich and profuse, that thy gladden'd soul 

Felt inspiration at the very sight, 

And wing'd its way beyond the world's control. 



For some years Mr. T. conducted a ragged school at Bury 
with marked success. Amongst his list of literary friends, the 
names of Ebenezer Elliot, George Searle Phillips (January 
Searle), J. C. Prince, Bernard Barton, Charles Swain, Walker 
Ord, Spencer T. Hall, Thomas Lister, and Norrison Scatcherd 
stand pre-eminent. Through all his prose sketches there runs 
a style peculiarly his own, marked by much book-learning, as 
well as stamped by the originality of a mind self and home 
trained. In his early days he wrote anonymously the "Youth's 
Story Teller," which enriched, it is said, a dishonest bookseller. 
He issued also " The Stokesley News and Cleveland Reporter," 
which contained the current news, and the literature of his 
leisure. Soon after its discontinuance he commenced " Twed- 
dell's Yorkshire Miscellany," a Sixpenny Quarterly Magazine. 
This appeared in and about 1845. In 1850, J. Richardson, of 

Yarm Railway. 

Middlesborough, printed for him a 12-page pamphlet, entitled 
"An Appeal to the Members of the Stokesley Mechanics' 
Institute," from which Mr. Tweddell had been excluded, being 
too outspoken to suit the local nabobs. 

His other works include : — " Shakspere," 2nd Edition, 3 
parts only issued, 1861. "History of Stockton and Darlington 
Railway," 6 parts issued. "King Solomon's Temple, an 
American Masonic Poem," 10 pages, reprinted, 1870. "Tracts 
for Professing Christians," 8 pages, anonymous. "A few 
words about Lemons," 1883. " Middlesbrough Miscellany," 
11 numbers. "History of Cleveland," 4 parts. "North of 
England Annuals," 1878, 1879-80, 1881-2. "Bards and 
Authors of Cleveland and South Durham," Stokesley, Tweddell 
and Sons, 1872, pp. 392. " Poems in the North Yorkshire 
Dialect, by the late John Castillo"; edited by G. M. T.; printed 
at Middlesborough, 1878, 76 pages. "A Hundred Masonic 



Sonnets," Stokesley, 1887, pp. viii, 104. "Visitor's Handbook 
to Redcar, Coatbam, and Saltburn," 2nd edition, Darlington, 
printed 1863, pp. 132. 

About two years ago we diverged from a tour to spend the 
evening at Stokesley, and made our first personal acquaintance 
with Mr. Tweddell. The hours slipped all too quickly, whether 
the landlady thought so or not, as we talked of the lamented 
*' January Searle," of Cleveland and its ancient history, and of 
the places pictured by the woodcuts in this sketch, each of 
which will have a story to tell to those who have once trod the 
shores and wandered over the heath-clad hills of Cliff-lond. 
To some of these illustrations we hope to make future reference 
in a paper on "A Week in Cleveland." 

Guisborougli Church,— the burial place of the Bruces. 
Mrs. Tweddell. — Elizabeth Cole was born January 2nd, 
1824, and united her lot in life with Mr. Tweddell on the last 
day of December, 1843, sharing all his varying fortunes calmly 
and bravely, and in addition to her household duties, involving 
the care of children and grand- children, and for some years the 
Industrial Scholars at Bury, she has delighted thousands by 
her spirited little poems, not the least telling and treasured 
being her charming dialect pieces. We have only space for 
three specimens of the former. 




Emblem of purity, 0, Snowdrop so white ! 
Again thou appearest To gladden our sight : 
Thou seemest to whisper That Springtime is nigh, 
And flowers more joyous Will come by-and-by. 

Truest lessons of hope Thou teachest to me ; 

So, Snowdrop, I meekly Do bow unto thee : 

The storms thou hast borne I, too, should endure, 

And, like thee, fair Snowdrop, I still should be pure. 

When things look the darkest, And clouds fill the sky, 
'Tis good to remember That Spring-time is nigh ; 
And bright rays of sunshine May still fall on me ; 
So, Snowdrop, fair Snowdrop, I bow unto thee. 

There is none but the Lily Thy rival can be ; 
But it waits for the sunshine. Quite unlike to thee, — • 
Who Cometh to cheer us Ere Winter hath gone : 
0, Snowdrop, fair Snowdrop ! For ever bloom on. 


Love overtook us early. In days long, long gone by ; 

At sixteen we were lovers, My dear old man and I. 
We wander'd on the hill tops, — No mountain seem'd too high 

For us to climb together, My dear old man and 1. 

At twenty we were wedded, — We saw no reason why 
Our lives should be divided. My dear old man and I. 

We've trod life's path together, And heaved full many a sigh 
When our way was rough and rugged. My dear old man and I. 

When all look'd bright before us. And our path was smooth 
and dry. 

Together we have walk'd and laugh'd, My dear old man and I. 
Our children's children visit us. And we two fondly try 

To gain their love, for we love them, My dear old man and I. 
We are growing old — his hair is grey— Soon we must bid good- 

To all we've loved, and all who love My dear old man and I. 

It is hard to say whether Mrs. Tweddell, or her enthusiastic 
husband, is warmest in their love for the beautiful nook of 
Yorkshire where they were born and reared. Here is her 
graceful tribute to its charms : — 


Land of hills and woods and streams, 

Cleveland, Cleveland! 

Fairer than a poet's dreams, 

Cleveland, Cleveland ! 



Hills with purple heather crowu'd, 
Woods where Autumu's tints abound, 
And streams that flow with pleasant sound, 

Cleveland, Cleveland ! 

Land of ancient ruins grey, 

Cleveland, Cleveland ! 
Where hooded monks did ofttimes pray, 

Cleveland, Cleveland ! 

Beautiful art thou as when 

Those grounds were trod by holy men. 

Though long, long years have pass'd since then, 

Cleveland, Cleveland ! 
Land renown'd for mineral wealth, 

Cleveland, Cleveland ! 
Land whose breezes bring us health, 

Cleveland, Cleveland ! 
Nature has dealt, with lavish hand, 
Her bounties on this favour'd land, 
Making it rich as it is grand, 

Cleveland, Cleveland ! 
Land of genius ! land of song ! 

Cleveland, Cleveland ! 
What honour doth to thee belong, 

Cleveland, Cleveland ! 

[Captain Cook's Monument, on Easby Moor, erected 1827, by Mr. Campion, 
Whitby, is a great landmark.] 

Honour to thee, ' Gem of the North,' 
For here immortal Cook had birth, 
Our Cook so famed o'er all the earth, 

Cleveland, Cleveland ! 



Land whose praises well were sung, 

Cleveland, Cleveland! 
By one who left us all too young, 

Cleveland, Cleveland ! 
He died, but link'd his name with thee, 
And Walker Oed will ever be 
Revered as one who worshipp'd thee, 

Cleveland, Cleveland! 

[Marske Hall, near Saltburn, belongs to the Earl of Zetland. It was 
built (temp. Chas. I.) by Sir Wm. Pennyman.] 

Mrs. Tweddell is equally known by her nom de plume — Florence 
Cleveland. In 1875, she published a volume entitled FJiymes 
and Sketches to Illustrate the Cleveland District, ( Stokesley, 
Tweddell & Sons, 1875, pp. xvi., 84, printed at London,) which 
has been for sometime out of print, and which gained her 
" golden opinions from all sorts of persons." She has a com- 
panion volume now ready for the press, entitled Tales a7id Poems 
to illustrate the Folk-lore and Dialect of North Yorkshire. Her 
other articles in prose and verse, are scattered through the 
magazines and newspapers of England, America and Australia, 
and ought to be collected into volumes. Stockton and 
Middlesborough ; a story for boys," 7 pages, was printed in 
1871. Mrs. Tweddell's sons are beginning to shew traces of 
family genius by pen and pencil. 


Clapljam Jfamtlg* 

The early part of the pedigree printed in the last number 
of " Yorkshire Genealogist " bristles with absurdities and 
inconsistencies ; it is marked by an almost entire absence of 



authority, and by an extraordinary disregard of those sources 
of information to which, one would imagine, the genealogist 
should first turn. To begin with the first three names on the 
Pedigree: — no "Alphonsas, Duke of Lorraine," is given by 
Betham in the 10th century; no "Jonas" during the same 
period ; no Duke of Lorraine was a younger son of the King of 
France during the same period. Notwithstanding the absence 
of descent-lines in the first three generations, I presume that 
Adam de Clapham is supposed to have been the son of "Jonas" 
son of "Alphonsas," who was the son of "the King of France"; 
I should like to know who was this innominate monarch who 
figures so bravely in the forefront ? 

It is a strange thing that our great Domesday Survey, the 
envy of all other nations, is so systematically ignored by many 
of our would-be genealogists. If we turn to that wonderful 
work, we find nothing of "Arthur Clapham " either in Surrey 
or Yorkshire. Clapham, Surrey, we are there told, belonged 
T. K. E. to one " Turbernus," and at the time of the Survey, 
to " Goisfridus de Mannevile." The northern Clapham was 
one of twelve manors which belonged to " Torfin," T. E. E., 
and at the time of the Survey, it was still in the hands of the 
King, " Terra Regis," what then becomes of "Arthur Clapham" 
and his " stronghold on the brow of Ingleboro' " ? I venture 
to say that he is a fiction, a myth, and that the whole story is 
utterly unworthy of credence. 

That portion of the pedigree from Adam down to Gresham, 
may be correct in the main, but there is much in it which 
excites distrust, and some which is obviously incorrect. This 
part is apparently taken from the Visitation of 1584-5, (Foster's 
edit. pp. 12, 13), but with one or two alterations which do not 
improve it. Some of the dates given in that Visitation have 
loeen altered, and others omitted; the result is "confusion 
worse confounded." I think genealogists are agreed that 30 
years is the average length of a generation ; roughly speaking, 
that is about three generations to the century. This, of course, 
cannot be treated as a hard and fast rule, but it is a fairly safe 
standard by which to test a pedigree. Let us apply this test to 
the Clapham pedigree. First we notice the scarcity of dates ; 
this is always a sign of weakness. The first date is 965, when 
we are told "Jonas" was living: in 1068, about a century 
later, we find Arthur, said to be his grandson : tico generations. 
The next date is 1182, nearly a century and a quarter from 
1068 : this time we have tier generations. The next date is 
"time of Edw. III.", say a century and three quarters from 
1182 : this time there are again nve generations. The next 
date is 1442, say a century from the " time of Edw. III.": this 
time we find only onr generation ! The next date is 1586, not 
quite a century and a half from 1442, and here we have six 



generations. This irregularity speaks for itself; either the 
dates are right but the pedigree is wrong, or the pedigree is 
right and the dates are wrong ; or it is not unlikely that they 
are both wrong. 

I notice that where the Y. N. and Q. pedigree gives 1182, 
the Visitation of 1884-5 (or rather 1612, Foster's edit. p. 12.) 
gives 5 Edw. I., 1277, considerable discrepancy. If we make 
this alteration, it will bring the number of generations from 
1068 about right, but on the other hand, it will make the next 
lot hopelessly wrong. 

I will say nothing more on this head, except to note that 
there is a very long generation between Francis, bapt. at Leeds 
1586, and John, b. 1686, stated to be his grandson ; and as 
there is no authority given for the intermediate generation, I 
suspect a generation has been omitted. 

In the Poll Tax EoU of 1379, we find living at Clapham, 
John, (described as ''Freholder "), Eobert, William and Eichard 
fil. John de Clapham. I should like to see these names in- 
serted in the pedigree. From the same Eoll we learn that in 
1379, Sir Peter Mauliverer and his wife, were still living at 
Beamsley ; yet in the face of this we are told in the Y. N. & Q. 
pedigree, that Beamsley was already in possession of the 
Claphams, by marriage with Sir Peter's grand-daughter, in the 
time of Edw. III. 

In conclusion, I should like to quote a remark of Whitaker's 
(Craven, p. 443), upon this very pedigree: — "What follows will 
prove, if this work have not sufficiently proved already, into 
what absurdities family vanity will lead men who abandon 
themselves to the inventions of venal heralds, or flattering 
dependants." W. Paley Baildon. 

I should be glad of any information about one Thomas 
Clapham, said to have been a younger brother of Gresham 
Clapham. He lived at Winskill, near Settle, and had a 
daughter, who married Eichard Lawson of Langcliffe. 

W. Paley Baildon. 


Thomas Nesfield, of Flasby, and Thomasin Clapham. — The 
pedigree I have of the Nesfields of Flasby in Craven, Co. York, 
the original of which is among the MSS. at the College of 
Heralds relating to the Y^orkshire Visitation of 1584, gives the 
marriage of Thomas Nesfield and Thomasin Clapham, circa 

This pedigree has, I believe, only been printed once, and 
then as " Nasfields of Flasby," in 1881, by the Harleian 
Society, vol. 16. From various authentic sources I have been 
able to verify most of its details. The pedigree states that 



Thomas Nesfield of Flasby, sod aud heir of WilHam, married 
Thomasin, daughter of Thomas Clapham of Beamsley." The 
notes I have collected on the Clapham pedigree from the 
visitations of Glover, 1584, and Richard St. George, 1612, con- 
firmed this marriage. The lady's mother's name was Margaret 
daughter of Walter [Richard ?] Calverley, of Calverley. John 
Clapham, the Lancasterian General was, I take it, the eldest 
or perhaps the second son of his parents, and Thomasin 
Nesfield the 5th child. Among the old charters relating to the 
Nesfields at Bolton Abbey, is a bargain and sale by virtue of a 
grant by Thomas Nesfield, gentleman, and his eldest son 
Christopher, of lands at Flasby, to Henry Marton of Eshton. 
The deed is dated, Flashy, September, 1541. The seals are lost 
and the parchment is poor and torn. The grantor is doubtless 
the husband of Thomasin Clapham. The pedigree gives 
Christopher as their eldest son and heir. Though I have 
several particulars concerning Christopher and the other issue 
of this marriage, I have little or none about his parents. Can 
your " Clapham" correspondent tell anything about them? 
30th May, 1888. G. B. N. 


Yorkshire M.P's. — Richard Aldeburgh, M.P., sat for Aid- 
borough in 1625, 1626, and 1640, till disabled in 1644. I as- 
sume that this was the same person all through, and that he 
was eldest son of Arthur Aldeburgh, Esq., by Elizabeth Holland, 
of Heaton, co. Lancaster. He is said to have been 5 years old 
in 1612, and thus was under age when first returned to Parlia- 
ment. What is the date of his decease ? 

John Nelthropp, gent., James Nelthropp, gent. Both M.P's. 
for Beverley in the Long Parliament, elected in 1645 in the 
place of Sir John Hotham and Michael Warton, disabled. John 
Nelthropp appears to have belonged to the Presbyterian party 
in the House, being one of the members selected in Pride's 
Purge in 1648. He did not sit again until the closing days of 
the "Rump" Parliament in Feb. 1660, when the majority of 
the secluded members returned and paved the way for the 

James Nelthropp was a decided Rumper, continuing in the 
House till the forced dissolution by Cromwell in 1653, and 
afterwards returned with the rest of the Rump in 1659. He 
was nominated one of the Commissioners on the trial of the 
King, but did not take part in the proceedings. Is said to 
have been a Mercer and Grocer at Beverley, and was Mayor of 
the town in 1641. I shall be obliged by further particulars of 
these two members. Were they brothers ? W. D. Pink. 

BoYCE. — By reference to the Lane papers published in Vol. 
XI. of the " N. E. Hist, and Genealogical Register," aud 



edited by Mr. Wliitmore, of Boston, a correspondent of yours, 
I find that there were four co-heiresses of the property at Kirby 
Moorside, viz : — 

I. Joanna, w. of Peter Prudden. 

II. , 1st w. of Kev. John Rayner, of Plymouth. 

III. ~ , w. of Mr. Symonds. 

IV. , w. of Mr. Fiobinson. 

Presumably the four Boyce sisters were daughters of John 

Thomas Newton, who came to New England a. 1640, is said 
to have come from Hull. What Newton family was ever seated 
in that vicinity ? 

Holderness, New Hampshire (N.E.) is said to have derived 
its name from the fact that some of its settlers, including one, 
John Shepherd, came from Holderness in Yorkshire. 

E. N. Sheppakd, Jersey City, U.S.A. 

Sheppard. — John Shepherd b. at Saddleworth, Yorkshire, 
England, July 13th, 1815, d. at Brookline, Mass., April 14th, 
1864, was son of William Shepherd, of Saddleworth, Yorkshire, 

Ann, wife of John Shepherd, b. at Boston, Mass., Sept. 1st, 
1815, d. at Brooklyn, N.Y., May 19th, 1878. 

Their son John Shepherd, resides at Brooklyn, N.Y. 

E. N. Sheppard. 

Rev. John Stock, LL.D. — We have pleasure in perpetuating 
a portrait and memoir of the highly-esteemed Baptist Minister 
of Salendine Nook Chapel, Huddersfield. We are indebted to 
his brother Mr. Elliot Stock, the London publisher, for loan of 
the portrait from which our illustration has been taken ; and 
the biographical notice is from the Rev. A. M. Stalker's mem- 
orial sketch of John Stock, LL.D., (56 pages). London, 
Baptist Tract Society, 1885. 

John Stock was born in London, Dec. 7th, 1817; his father 
being a woollen-draper in Regent street. He got his schooling 
at Brighton, and at fourteen became apprenticed in a woollen- 
drapery establishment in London. He was baptized at Keppel 
street chapel in 1835, and soon became engaged in delivering 
gospel addresses. He entered University College, London, 
where for two years he diligently laboured in the study of 
Logic, Moral Philosophy, Hebrew, Greek, Latin and French. 
In 1842, he became pastor of Zion Chapel, Chatham, and 
shortly afterwards married Miss Elizabeth Ashall Harrison. 
On March 26th, 1848, the Baptist Church at Salendine Nook 
invited him to settle there, which he did in May following. 
Soon after this settlement, Mrs. Stock died, leaving one 
daughter. In November, 1850, he married Miss Susannah 
Charters King. Besides his pastoral work, Mr. Stock educated 



some young men for the ministry, and at this time produced 
some of his literary work. His numerous eng:agements en- 
feebled his health, and on the 29th of March, 1857, he removed 
to Devonport. During his stay there, he was (granted a holiday 
in which to take a trip to Chicago, &c., in America. On Oct. 
1st, 1872, he returned to the congregation at Salendine Nook, 
who had never lost memory of him, and who gladly welcomed 
him again. In 1867, he received from Madison University the 
degree of LL.D. He was one of the examiners at the Man- 
chester Baptist College. The Baptist Tract and Book Society 

has issued forty of his very useful theological and historical 
tracts. He was author of a volume on the " Evangelical 
System ;" also a "Prize Essay on Missions ;" also for a French 
Society — "A Prize Essay on the Evils of War ;" "Correspond- 
ence with Archbishop Whateley on the Burden of Proof in the 
Baptismal Controversy;" "Ecce Homo, or Inferential Argu- 
ments in favour of the Saviour's Godhead ;" " Inspired Ethics, 
a translation and topical arrangement of Proverbs;" "The 
Duties of British Christians to the Struggle in America;" 



The Child's Gospel;" "The Commonitorium against heresies 
of Vicentius Lerinensis, from the Latin, with notes ;" "Thought- 
ful Political Action," "Advice to a Young Christian," [Baptist 
Tract Society, 1882, 6d., cloth, pp. vi., 63J ; "History of the 
Salendine Nook Church;" and his magnum ojot^s—" Handbook 
of Eevealed Theology," with prefatory recommendation by C. 
H. Spurgeon, 4th edition, London, Elliot Stock, or Baptist 
Tract Society, 1883, pp. xxiv., 443. It has been translated 
into Welsh, and some parts of it into Japanese. There are 
also American editions of some of Dr. Stock's works. His 
popular lectures have not been printed, we believe, but they 
and Magazine articles are manifold. He was an ardent sup- 
porter of the Peace Society, the Liberation Society, the Ele- 
mentary Education Act ; and in 1877, was chairman of the 
Yorkshire Association of Baptist Churches. He attended the 
Baptist Union Meeting in London, 1884, and on May 3rd, he 
left the residence of his son Dr. Frederick Stock, accompanied 
by his daughter, Beatrice, for Mill Hill railway station, to 
return home. He died, however, before the departure of the 
train. On the 8th of May he was buried at Salendine Nook, 
when the Kev. Dr. Bruce, of Huddersfield, the Rev. J. W. 
Town, Yicar of Lindley, and a large gathering attended. 

xtliVim to ^arksijtr^. ; ! 

Stevenage, Herts. Hie iacet magist. Stephanus; Hellard 
Ebor, diocesis in decretis Baccallarius quoda Eecto? | huius 
ecclesie ac eciam Canonicus Cathedralis ecclesie assaiiensis qui 

obiit die me'ss | Anno dm millio quingentesimo 

C I [Brass, blk. letter wit^h effigy of 

priest in cope &c. Chancel. The concluding words of the 
inscription are broken off.] 

GiRTON, Camb. — Orate p aia magistri Willm. Malster in 
decretis licenciati canonici ecclie Cathedralis JBbor | et preben- 
darii p'bende de ffenton ac Rectoris huius ecclie p'ochialis de 
Gyrton qui obiit xiij, " | die me'sis Januarii, Anno dm. millio 
eccc o Ixxxxij 0 cuius Anime p'picietur deus Amen | [Brass, blk. 
letter with effigy of priest in cope &c. chancel floor] . 

Stapleford, Camb.— Cvrsvm consvmavi licet dicere vtinamae 
illvd : bonv' certameu certavi de religio | reposita est mihi &c. 
2 Tim. 4. 7. vos. lec | tores illvd. idem agite sagite | anno. dm. 
1617, ^tatis svae^ | 

Willm. Lee borne at Batley, in Yorkeshire, | Vicar of this 
churche, of Stapleforde, 43 | years : Stvdiovs of y® good of 
eyther place | Nowe sleepeth heare way tinge for the blessed | 
appearinge of Jesus Christ to Judgement. [Brass with effigy 



of Clergyman between the two inscriptions. The Latin in 
capitals. The date has apparently been filled in] . 

Newnham, Herts. — Here lyeth Joaue Dowman y® wife of 
James | Dowman, who y/as y® davght. and heire of Henry | 
GowlshvU, of Beford in howldernes in y^ cou | tye of Yorke, 
Esq. which Joane dyed y^ Xtli daye | of Novemb. 1607, in y^ Ixi. 
yere of her age ; ha- | ving 7 childre lyvyng ; viz. one sone : 
6 davghters. | [Brass, in capitals, with figure of a lady with 
one son " Edward " and seven daughters : " Marg." " Elizab." 
" Jane," "Anne," " Constan." " Marye," "Susan," "Susan," 
the last having apparently been added, and Arms : Barry of 7, 
a canton ermine, a crescent for difference.] 

Sawston, Camb. — Here lieth Gregory Milner, second sonne 
to I John Milner, of Pudsey, in County of York and \ some- 
time one of y® senior fellowes of Trinity j Colledg in Cambridg, 
afterward he tooke | to wife Svsan y® eldest davghter to Boger, 
I French of Cambridge Gent : and lived the rest of | his life at 
Sawston and there died y® 5th of | November, Ano. dm. 1615 
[Mural, Chancel with kneeling figures, arms : Sable 3 or] 

[We add the arms of Milner of Pudsey, and Pierse — Ed.] 



Cambridge, St. Benedict. — Johannes Pierse Aulae S*^ 
Catllerin^e | quandoq Alumnus | Johannis Pierse de Bedal | 
in agro Eboracensi Arm" filius | xi.^ Cal. Feb. a.d. mdclii. j 
iEtatis suae fere xx. obiit | Sub hoc marmore positus. [North 
Aisle, Arms : A crown between 3 cross crosslets, fitche. Crest: 
a cross crosslet fitche] . 

Grantchester, Camb. — Neer this place lyeth Body | of 
Geo: Sheppard, M.A., one j of y^ Foundation Fellows of | 
CLARE-HALL in Cambridge & ,' 5 son to Mr. Edward Sheppard 
I of Doncaster, in y« County of | York, Alderman : who dyed | 
ye 5th of Octobr- 1690, Aged 32 j Years | [Mural. South Aisle.] 

Cambridge, St. Mary the Less. — Near this Place lyeth the 
Body of I the Late Rev*^- Mr. Godfrey | Washington of the 
County I of York, Minister of this Church | and Fellow of St. 
Peter's Colledge | Born July the 16th 1676 | Dyd the 10th day 
of Sept. I 1719 I [Mural, Arms : Argent, 3 bars sable, in chief 
as many mullets or] 

Cambridge St. Botolph. — (i) Thom^ | 'Rev^^ Gvl^^i Peacock | 
Ecclesiae Danbiensis ad Wiscum fluviolum | in Agro Eboracen 
si Bectoris. | et Elizabeths Conjugis | carissimo ffilio tertio | 
Aulae S. Catherine Alumno | spect . dilecto | Febre cum 
annum jam fere tertium | Literis in hac Academia operam 
daret | xxiij Mali A.C. mdcclxxxvi. ] Heu ! cito nimis abrepto 
Parentes maestissimi | P. C. | [Mural, N. Aisle.] |. 

(ii.) Mary | The Wife of the Bev'd. Thomas Preston, Yicar | 
of ScAWBY, Dy'd at Scarborough | July 15, 1776, in the 30th 
year of her age, | and lies interred in the | Chancel at Scawby. | 
Susanna [ The Wife of the Revd. A. F. Eyre | Residentiary | of 
York ; Dy'd at Barnborough Novem. 2, 1776 | in the 28th year 
of her age ; and lies interred in the | Chancel at .Doncaster | 
Kenrick Prescott D.D. Master of Catherine Hall, and Mary 
his Wife, | erected this monument as a tribute due to | the 
virtues of their dear children | and as a memorial i of the great- 
ness of their loss. [Mural, North Aisle] . 

Wimpole, Camb. — Marmore Sub Gelido Thomas Worsley 
tumalatur | jure sub vtroq bacalarius est Graduatus | Atque 
venerlaci quo'dm Residens fuit Ille | Hie Cantarie matris Marie 
benefactor | Egreditur mundum februo ter in octo diebur | 
Cristi milleno quingenteno quoque primo. | [Brass, blk. letter 
with figure of priest in cope &c., with a scroll of a representa- 
tion of the Virgin. Mural, N. C] A. R. E. 


Homfray Family. — I am anxious to know if there are any 
records of this family (the only one of the name in England), 
who were originally from a hamlet called Wales, nr. Rotherham, 
and who are now represented by families of good position in 
the Midland Counties and South Wales. 



lu the early part of the 18th century, a Mr. Homfray owned 

and worked a forge at Broseley, Salop, and also one at 

Stewponey, nr. Stourbridge. His friend John Guest, (the 
father of the late Sir John Guest, and grandfather of Sir Ivor 
Guest, lately created Lord Womborne,) who formerly lived at 
Broseley, and carried on the combined trades of brewer, farmer 
and coal dealer, and was noticeable as a well conducted and 
striving man, invited Mr. Homfray to South Wales. He and 
his three sons, Samuel, Jeremiah, and Thomas, men of enter- 
prising character, accepted the invitation, and were the first to 
erect forges and furnaces at Cyfarthfa, Penydarran, EbbwVale, 
and Tredegar, and were associated with Bacon in the early 
development of the mineral resources of South Wales. 

I should be greatly obliged for any information or notices of 
the family. A very beautiful poem, entitled " Thoughts on 
Happiness," was written by the Kev. F. Homfray, of Sheffield. 


Akmytage of Lightcliffe. — I should be glad if any of your 
readers would give me any information relating to this family, 
which is said to have come to Lightcliffe late in the last century. 
They were cardmakers during the whole of their residence in 
that neighbourhood, the earliest reference to them in my pos- 
session being an extract from Hartshead registers relating to 
the burial in 1787 of the wife of William Armytage, of Brighouse, 
cardmaker. In 1798 the firm of W. & G. Armytage dissolved 
partnership, the family continuing, under various firms, in 
business in the district till about 1858 when Henry Armytage 
became bankrupt. As late as 1869 Edward Armytage & Co. 
were cardmakers in Ancoats, Manchester. On the 5th of Nov. 
1803, Joseph Armitage, gent, and William Armitage, gent, were 
appointed Lieutenants in the Halifax Volunteer Infantry. 
William resigned in Jan. 1804, and Joseph in April, 1804, the 
latter appears to have immediately joined the Upper Agbrigg 
Volunteer Infantry, for on March 7, 1805, Lieut. Joseph 
Armytage was appointed Captain in that regiment. Were 
these officers of the Lightcliffe family ? Where was Joseph 
Armytage (d. 1849) baptised and buried, and what was his 
wife's name, and is the date of death of Edward of Manchester 
known, the General Register Office having been unsuccessfully 
searched for it between 1862 and 1871. The late Edward 
Armytage had in his possession a MS. pedigree which con- 
nected his family with Kirklees, is this still in existence ? The 
way of spelling the name seems to have been optional, a 
note in my possession being signed E. Armitage, while the 
printed heading is J. Armytage & Sons. As the family is 
of very little general interest, communications may be made 
direct to Ernest Axon, 66, Murray Street, Higher Broughton, 



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A correspondent signing himself 
B," says in page 227 of the 
"Yorkshire Genealogist," "In the 
Clapham Pedigree * * John 
Arthur Clapham marries in 1871, 
Martha Ann, daughter of Benjamin 
Ferrand, Esq., who claimed to 
spring from the Ferrands of St. 
Ives. The Ferrand pedigree shows 
no such connection, and I feel sure 
it is a mistake." 

The story is that Mr. Samuel 
Ferrand, (father of Mr. Benjamin 
Ferrand,) who died in May, 1844, 
traced the connection in the Bing- 
ley Parish Church register, thinking 
of laying claim to the St. Ives' 
estates ; but when he went again 
to have it proved a leaf had been 
abstracted from the Eegister! 

" I know not how the truth may be, 
I tell the tale as told to me." 

This statement of Mr. Ferrand is borne out by the fact that, 
on the top of one of the pages in the Piegister, it is written that 
he found the page he wanted missing. And this is confirmed 
by " E. Hartley," who also signs his name and testifies to the 
fact that the page has been taken away. 

Although he v/as confident that his family were lineally de- 
scended from the St. Ives Ferrands, he was so nou-plussed by 
the abstraction of the page which proved his right to the St. 
Ives' estates, that he never proceeded further in the search. 
His son, Mr. Benjamin Ferrand, was too much of an invalid to 
give his time and attention to the subject. The writer will 
gladly give £50 to any-one who will conclusively and legally 
prove that Mr. Benjamin Ferrand was descended from the 
Ferrands of St. Ives. But whether Mr. Ferrand be of the St. 
Ives line or not, all the world knows that the present possessor 
is oiot a Ferrand but a Busfeild, having adopted his mother's 
maiden name. 

It is rather remarkable that this is not the first time the 
Claphams and Ferrands were brought together, for in the 
Skipton register it is recorded that Mrs. Ferrand and Earl 
Craven were godmother and godfather at the christening of 
Eleanor Clapham, daughter of Sir Christopher Clapham, Bart. 
The following is the pedigree : 



John Ferrand, of Allerton, was born at Allerton, February 18th, 


Samuel Ferrand, eldest son of the above, was born April 6th, 
1783, died May 1844. He married Susannah Bailby, Dec. 2nd, 
1804, who was born May 1st, 1775. 

Benjamin Ferrand, the son and youngest child of the above 
was born at Bradford, Feb. 16th, 1818, died August 7th, 1856. 
He married Ellen, the third daughter of William and Millicent 
Cole, Dec. 25th, 1838. Ellen Ferrand was born April 12th, 
1822. Died Dec. 7th, 1876, and buried at the Bradford 
Cemetery. Their issue : | 

1 i 

William Cole Ferrand was 
born Nov. 26th, 1839, and 
married Anne, third daughter 
of John Peele Clapham, J.P., 
Jan. 4th, 1883. | 

Vincent William Ferrand 
was born Dec. 4th, 1883. 

Martha Ann Ferrand was 
born Dec. 20th, 1842, and 
married J. A. Clapham, Dec. 
20th, 1871. I 

I I 

John Peele Clapham was 
born Jan. 17th, 1874. 

Wm. Ferrand Clapham was 
born Feb. 4th, 1876. 

J. A. C. 


Mrs. Nesfield, of Scarboeough, who died there suddenly on 
the 8th of last May, after a long life of nearly 93 years, was 
the youngest daughter of Thomas Hall, Esq., of Scarborough, 
and Christiana his wife, (daughter of Captain Gatenby, of 
Euswarp, near Whitby.) The Halls were an old Scarborough 
family of long standing, but the male line became extinct a few 
years ago on the death, at Whitby, of William Hall, the eldest 
brother of Mrs. Nesfield. Sarah Hall was born at Scarborough, 
the 31st July, 1795, she was married in 1826 as his second 
wife, to Greorge Nesfield of Scarborough, the eldest son then 
living of George Nesfield, Esq., J.P., who was several years a 
member of the old Scarborough Corporation and senior Bailiff, 
a strong tory and Churchman, whose family have lived in and 
near Scarborough since 1613. The younger George Nesfield, 
died very suddenly on Palm Sunday 1832, leaving his widow 
with four children. His only son, the late George Agars 
Nesfield, died on the 9th August, 1885. In spite of her ex- 
treme age Mrs. Nesfield, who until very lately has enjoyed very 
good health, to the last moment of her life retained absolute 
possession of her mind and memory. She suffered somewhat 
from "the infirmities of age," but had no real illness even at 



the last, and never kept her room. She was buried in the 
cemetery at Scarborough on Friday, May 11th, after the service 
had been held in the old Parish Church of St. Mary, which 
she loved so well, and where she had worshipped so many 
years. Many of her friends and relations came to pay their 
last tribute of respect and love. Old Mrs. Nesfield was well 
known and equally loved and respected throughout her long 
life, now brought ''with white hairs into a quiet grave." There 
is much pathos about extreme age which has outlived all the 
human links that bind it to the past ; and it must be intensely 
sad to look back as it were on a long long vista of fading mem- 
ories and recollections which, of necessity, can awaken but 
small interest in those who never knew, and mostly never 
hep.rd of the actors of those dramas of forgotten generations. 
But it is by intercourse with old-world lives like this that we 
can learn the habits of life and thought of our grandfathers, 
and preserve somewhat a continuity of the past and present, 
far better than by all the histories ever written. 

Mrs. Nesfield lived in four reigns, she remembered two 
Eoyal Jubilees, and in many cases knew six generations of the 
same family. Her anecdotes were innumerable, and always 
fresh with humour and human sympathy. When listening to 
her stories, Napoleon and Waterloo were no longer *' ancient 
history." The old controversy between the Prince Kegent and 
Queen Caroline became as fresh as ever. Nearly 70 years ago 
Mrs. Nesfield illuminated her house, when the Bill of Pains 
and Penalties was virtually defeated in the Lords. The Ee- 
form Bill of 1832 was to the last a " burning question ; " but 
though throughout her life, she has held strong catholic 
o]3inions on both politics and religion, she had too keen a 
sense of truth and justice, too much "sweet reasonableness" 
and consideration for others to become bigoted and narrow. 
The local and personal anecdotes Mrs. Nesfield used to relate 
were extremely interesting, and vividly brought up the life and 
character of a country town in " the good old days," of rotten 
boroughs and corrupt corporations. Eighty years ago there 
were about 8,000 people in Scarborough, now the population 
is over 30,000 ! That alone is some index to the changes there 
have been in the town. Falsgrave, now part of the town, was 
a village a mile away. The old town walls were still existing, 
and the " Spa grounds " a mere mud bank ! During all these 
long years has this old lady watched the larger and smaller 
changes in the world, but she used to say two things never 
seemed to change, the human heart and the goodness of God. 
There was truly no change in the freshness and sweetness of 
her heart, and doubtless she has now proved that the "good- 
ness of God eudureth continually." 
28th May, 1888. 



^ ^orksljir^ parson of tlji? (Blhm ffiim^s. 

Francis Wrangham, the Yorkshire Parson, whose career we- 
are going briefly to sketch, was the only son of a Yorkshire 
farmer, George Wrangham, who occupied the farm of Eais- 
thorpe, near Malton, and was born June 11th, 1769. In addi- 
tion to the Eaistliorpe Farm, the rent of which was about a 
thousand a year, Mr. Wrangham rented the moiety of another 
farm at Titchwell, near Wells, in Norfolk, very little inferior in 
value. He was descended from an old family, and was one of 
a rather numerous band of brothers, principally farmers or 
yeomen, having one sister, Esther, who first was married to the 
Eev. — Cooke, vicar of Skipsea and curate of Beeford, and 
secondly to the Eev. G. H. Paul, of Seaton Hall, Holderness, 
rector of Catwick ; she died in 1827 at the ripe age of 82. 

As a curious illustration of the difference in ideas of comfort 
or luxury between that time and the present, we may remark 
that one of these brothers, Joseph Wrangham, of Flotmanby, 
was the first householder in the district who had carpets to his 
floors ! The richer class had the floors waxed, and the poorer 
used sand or rushes. Many were the visitors who called to see 
this innovation, and numerous the remarks on the so-called 
extravagance : but a few years later carpets became quite com- 
mon in all middle-class houses. 

In documents to be found in Herald's College, it is recorded 
that in the County of Durham before 21 Elizabeth, John 
Wrangham, an ancestor, purchased the Manor of Blackburn 
of Marmaduke Thirkeld, and died in 22 Elizabeth, leaving 
William Wrangham his son and heir. In Newcastle Cemetery 
there is a tombstone to the memory of " Thomas Wrangham, 
the beloved shipbuilder of Newcastle, who built five-and-forty 
sail of ships, and died of a 'feaver,' in the fifty-sixth year of 
his age, and who in the seventeenth century built the little 
glass-house bridge which crosses the narrow end of the Ouse- 
burn." Fro^ a note in the " British Plutarch," we learn that 
another ancestor suffered heavily through the instrumentality 
ai Lord Bacon, "that greatest, wisest, and meanest of man- 
kind," and the odious Court of the Star Chamber. And in an 
old marriage contract mention is made of "Wrangham, Esq., 
of Wrangham," a place no longer in existence. The name of 
W^rangham, too, occurs in the first year of the register of 
Langton, near Malton, where the family a^Dpear to have pos- 
sessed landed property. 

In 1776 Mr. Wrangham sent his son Francis to be under the 
tuition of tlie Eev. Stephen Thirlwell, at West Heslerton, near 
Malton, with whom he remained about four years. He then 
spent two years with the Eev. John Eobinson (subsequently 
master of the York Grammar School), and passed two years 



more under the tuition of the Eev. Joseph Milner at the Hull 
Grammar School. In October, 1786, he entered Magdalen 
College, Cambridge, and during his first year there sat as a 
candidate for a University scholarship, gaining Sir W. Browne's 
gold medal for his Greek and Latin epigrams. 

On the invitation of Dr. Jowett, Kegius Professor of Civil 
Law, he migrated to Trinity Hall, and at a subsequent period 
removed to Trinity College. On the final examination in 
January, 1790, for his bachelor's degree he became third 
wrangler, and gained not only Dr. Smith's second mathematical 
prize, but also the Chancellor's first classical medal. In 1793 
he took his master's degree and afterwards taught pupils for 
some time during his residence in College. He was refused a 
Fellowship, because, like most young men of the time, he was 
too enthusiastic about "Liberty" and the French Revolution. 
So he left the University in disgust, and was appointed tutor 
to the Eight Hon. Lord Frederick Montagu, only brother of 
the Duke of Manchester. He subsequently entered ioto holy 
orders, and served the curacy of Cobham, in Surrey, during 
the years 179-1 and 1795. 

His first sermon was preached in the church of his uncle 
by marriage, the Rev. G. H. Paul, alluded to above. When 
descending the pulpit steps, Mr. Paul met him and taking hold 
of his hand, said "You will be a bishop." This prediction was 
not verified, but very nearly, as he had 
once the promise of the next vacant 
Bishopric. A change of ministry, 
however prevented this coming to 
pass. Towards the close of 1795, 
he became vicar of Hunmanby, and 
was also presented with the perpetual 
curacy of Muston. He also obtained 
about the same time the vicarage of 

In 1790, he married Miss Agnes 
Creyke, daughter of Mr. Ralph Crej-ke, 
of Marton Hall, near Bridlington, 
and had the misfortune to lose her in 
her first confinement. Her daughter 
Agnes Frances Everilda survived, 
and in 1832, was married to the 
Rev. R. I. Wilberforce, second son of 
the great philanthropist, afterwards 
Archdeacon of the East Riding of 

His second wife was Dorothy, 
Creyke Arms. daughter of the Rev. Digby Cayley, 



fifth sou of Sir George Cayley, fourth baronet of Brompton, 
who, in right of her mother, was one of the co-heiresses 
and representatives of the ancient family of Strangways, 
descended Hneally from Sir James Strangways, who, in the 
reign of Henry VI. married the eldest of the two co-heiresses 
of Lord Darcy Meinill. By her he had issue five children, viz : 
(1) George Walter Wrangham, M.A., late Rector of Thorpebasset, 
near Malton, and vicar of Ampleforth, who died a bachelor, and 
who was interred in the Churchyard of Ashton Clinton ; (2) Digby 
Cayley Wrangham, who took double first-class degree at Brase- 
nose, Oxford, and was serjeant-at-law, Q.C., J. P., D.L., M.P. 
for Sudbury, and who married Amelia, daughter of Mr. Walter 
Fawkes, M.P., of Farnley Hall, and died in 1863; and three 
daughters ; (3) Philadelphia Frances Esther, who first married in 
1821 the Rev. E. W. Barnard, of Brantinghamthorpe, vicar of 
Cave ; and afterwards in 1848 the Rev. Chas. Watkins Wynne 
Eyton, rector of Aston, Clinton, Bucks. This lady had three 
children by her first marriage, and her only son now resides at 
Cave Castle; (4) Anne Caroline, who, in 1841 married Jno. Wliite- 
hall Dod, D.L., Cloverly Hall, Whitchurch, Salop ; and (5) Lucy 
Charlotte, who married the late Mr. Henry Raikes, of Llwyne- 
grin Hall, Flintshire. 

In 1808, Francis Wrangham was appointed chaplain of assize 
to Mr. W. J. Denison, High Sherifi" of Yorkshire, and, in com- 
pliance with the request of two Grand Juries of that year, 
printed both his discourses. The same office and the same 
double mark of respect awaited him in 1818, when Sir Francis 
L. Wood was High Sheriff; and he held it a third time, under 
the appointment of his intimate friend, Mr. Walter Fawkes, 
No similar instance, it is believed, of a triple cliaplainship ever 
occurred. In the years 1794, 1800, 1811 and 1812, he gained 
the Seatonian prize for the best English poem on a sacred 
subject. In 1814, the Archbishop of York appointed him 
Examining Chaplain at Bishopthorpe, an office which he filled 
for twenty years. 

In 1819 he was enabled to exchange the vicarage of Folkton 
for the rectory of Thorpebassett (afterwards held by his son 
George), and in 1820 was appointed Archdeacon of Cleveland. 
This archdeaconry he resigned in 1828, upon being appointed 
to that of the East Riding of Yorkshire. In 1823 he received 
the stall of Ampleforth in the Cathedral of York ; and two years 
afterwards became prebend of Chester Cathedral and rector of 
Dodleston, in Cheshire. He was a Fellow of the Roya.1 Society, 
a member of the Roxburghe and Bannatyne Clubs, and several 
other literary and philosophical societies. 

Mr. Ross, in his " Celebrities of the Yorkshire Wolds," says: 
"In the year 1821 he became involved in a controversy with 
the Rev. Chas. Weilbeloved, the Unitarian Minister of York, 



and paitlioi* of ' History of York nnder the Eomans.' Although 
the controversy resulted iu much mk-shedding, the rivals met 
on most friendly terms at the table of Sir George Cayley, for 
though as polemics they were at daggers drawn, in politics they 
cordially agreed, both being staunch, uncompromising Whigs, 
and both courteous and urbane gentlemen and scholars, inter- 
ested and erudite in the same branches of learning. With 
respect to this controversy Sydney Smith said, ' If I had a 
cause to gain I would fee Mr. Wellbeloved to plead for me, and 
double fee Mr. Wrangham to plead against me ! ' " 

Mr. Eoss continues: " The Archdeacon became fa^mous, not 
so much as an ecclesiastic, though he was an eloquent preacher, 
nor iu the realm of literature, though he was a scholar and a 
poet, as for his bibliographical taste and knowledge, and for 
the magnificent library he collected at Hunmanby. He was a 
thorough bibliomaniac, and his chief pursuit through life was 
hunting after rare, curious, and out-of-the-way books, sparing 
neither time nor expense in securing unique copies, first 
editions, scarce works, &c. * My friend Archdeacon Wrang- 
ham,' writes Miss Mitford, ' who is a collector of scarce books, 
and purchases no other, bought the Sally Walker book (the 
Modern Pygmalion, is it not called?) on speculation, it being 
so bad that he was sure it would soon become scarce. I think 
this an admirable piece of anticipation.' " 

In the year 1830 the Archdeacon caused a marble tablet to 
be fixed in the church at Wliarram Percy. "To preserve from 
oblivion the name of George Wrangham, of Eaisthorpe, in 
this parish, whose memory, after nearly fifty years' separation, 
is still most tenderly cherished. This marble is erected in 
1839 by the grateful love and veneration of his only child 
Archdeacon Wrangham. He died in 1791, aged 49, and now 
sleeps amongst his kindred in the adjoining churchyard." 

Besides several volumes of poems and sermons, he published 
a corrected edition of Langhorne's Plutarch, G volumes, 1808 ; 
The British Plutarch, 6 volumes, 1812, and a second edition, 
1816; an edition of Dr. Zouch's works, with memoir, 2 volumes, 
1820 ; a translation of the first four books of Horace, 1821 ; 
Bishop Walton's Prolegomena to the Polyglot Bible, with copious 
annotations, 2 volumes, 1828; New Version of Virgil's Bucolics 
and of Milton's Defensis Secuuda, 3 volumes, 1810. The . 
Pleiad, or Evidences of Christianity ; and, in 1829, a letter to 
the clergy of the Archdeaconry of Yorkshire, E.E., on the 
Eoman Catholic claims, of which he had for upwards of thirty 
years been the firm but temperate advocate. His library was 
sold in London by auction after his death, which took place 
December 27th, 1842, and the sale of his magnificent and 
unique collection of valuable books occupied three weeks. 



111 "National Portraits," published about half-a-century ago, 
the writer of an article on Archdeacon Wraugham says : — " In 
private life Mr. Wrangham is a gentleman of very polished 
manners, his address most courteous and persuasive, his person 
tall and commanding, his countenance eminently dignified, 
and, if we may (from its mild and benevolent expression) use 
the word, apostolical. He might, indeed, sit to a painter to 
realise the heau ideal of a dignitary of the Church of England." 
And again : — "Many and various as the productions of his pen 
have been, there is not one line which he need ever wish to 
blot, the whole being distinguished by innocent gaiety, by an 
earnest desire to benefit his fellow-creatures, and by unaffected 

In Chester Cathedral a tablet is erected to his memory. 
Among the descendants of the famous Yorkshire parson we 
may mention one who has made his mark — the Eight Hon- 
ourable Henry Cecil Raikes — who worthily fills the position of 
Postmaster-General in Lord Salisbury's Government, and 
whose mother was daughter to the venerable Archdeacon. 
His portrait was painted by J. Jackson, R.A., the celebrated 
Yorkshire artist, whose fame as a portrait painter was widely 
spread and well merited. 

Malton. Geo. Wkangham Hardy. 

Lieut. Bottomley. — Can any of your readers give me some 
information respecting James Bottomley, Lieut. H.P. 15th 
Eegt., who published a number of poems by a Mr. Bottomley, 
of Saddlewortli, the principal one being entitled " Greenfield." 
The historical sketch of Saddlewwth at the end of the work, 
and the engravings which illustrate it are by the Lieut. The 
date of publication about 1816. He was probably of either 
Lancashire or Yorkshire origin. John Eadcliffe. 

Ceowther. — Do you know of any pedigree of the family of 
Crowther, of Soyland or Sowerby ? J. M. 0. 

FouLDs. — Information respecting this musician and his glee 
" The Gipsies," will greatly oblige. 

23, Manchester road, Burnley. M. E. Simpson. 

Sherwood. — I am collecting materials for a history of the 
family of " Sherwood," can you give me any information 
respecting the following ? William Sherwood, of Sherwood, 
near Kelington, whose daughter Katlierine, married Henry 
Eicard, of Heck. 

John Sherwood, of Hertfordshire, who married Alice, 
daughter of John Copley, of Sprotborough. 

Henry Sherwood "alias Eoger Henry Sherwood," whose 
daughter Alice, married John Nevile, of Liversedge. 

Ealph Sherwood, of Nottingham. 



All in Visitation of Yorkshire, 1564. 

Any other notes relating to Sherwood will greatly oblige. I 
am descended from Sherwood of Berks. Arms : arg. a chev. 
az. betw\ 3 torteaux. Crest: a plume of peacock's feathers ppr. 

Geo. F. Tudok Sherwood. 

jHan5t0n,— Com. by James Eusby, F. E. Hist. Soc. 

The ancient family of Manston of Manston, in the parish of 
Barwick-in-Elmet, appears to have held a high position up to 
the 15th century; but I am not aware that there is any con- 
nected pedigree recorded, the names only occurring incidentally 
in the Herald's Visitations. I have not made any direct search, 
but in the course of my investigations regarding other persons, 
I have met with notices of various branches of this family, the 
particulars of which I give below, hoping that some of your 
correspondents may be induced to make further enquiry, with 
the object in view of compiling a pedigree. 

In Addl. MS. 26731, fo. 332, of Knights' fees in Skyrack, in 
the time of Edw. 1st, the name of Alfred de Manston in Mans- 
ton occurs. 

By a fine 6 Edw. 2 (vol. 20, fo. 21), Will le Wayte de Ledes 
acquired the Manor of Manston from Aluerida de Manston and 
his wife Matil. 

Lansdowne MS. 307, contains the record of a fine, Hilary, 
1 Eic. 2, between Eichard Gascoigue de Harewood, Querent, 
and Eobert Manston, deforciant, of land in Garforth, and Addl. 
MS. 26731, fo, 214, another in the same year, between William 
Gascoigne de Harewood and Eobert de Manston, Querents, and 
William de Preston juxta Kippax, and Agnes his wife, and 
John, son of the last named William, deforciants, of messuages 
in Garforth, &c. 

According to Testamenta Eboracensia in vol. 30 of the 
Surtees Society's Publications, fo. 73, Alveredus Manston, 
Armigeros, in his Will 6 June, 1439, names his wife Elizabeth, 
his father Eobert, his mother Alice, William Gascoigne, his 
daughter Elizabeth wife of Eichard Tempest, and his sons 
John, Eobert, Thomas and Alexander. 

Eichard Gascoigne of Hunslet, a 3'ounger brother of Chief 
Justice Gascoigne, by his Will 3 Feb., 1422, desires to be 
buried in the chancel of the Parish Church of Leeds, (Surtees 
Soc. vol. 4, fo. 403), and names Alfridus de Manston his 
grandson ; (Nepos Mens) who is also named in the Will of 
WilHam Gascoigne, Chief Justice, in 1410 (ibid fo. 390). This 
Alfridus is probably the same as Alveredus, named above, who 
appears to have been buried at Harewood, his tomb there being 
described in the Herald's Visitation of 1584, (Harl. MS. 1394) 
as a Knight kneeling with these Arms upon him, Sable a bend 



crenellre argent, and written — Orate pro Alfredo Manston et 
Elizabeths uxoris ejus. 

There is also the effigy of a crusader in the Leeds Parish 
Church, with similar arms on his shield, which no doubt 
represented a member of this family. 

A dispensation was granted 22 March, 1401-2, for Lawrence 
Atte-More and Alice, widow of Eobert de Manston, who had 
long been married, the said Alice having been godmother to a 
filia abortiva of the said Eobert (Surtees, vol. 45, fo. 318.) 

Alexander Manston, Esq., made his will 10 November, 1432, 
proved 25 June, 1439, desiring to be buried in the chancel of 
St. Mary of Whitkirli (Addl. MS. 29689.) 

There are also the following Fines in the Record Office : 

11 Hen. 4. Between Nicholas Gascoigne, Richard Gascoigne 
and Alfred Manston, Querents, and John de Suthworth, 
Chevalier, and Margaret his wife, deforciants, of 3 messuages 
and 40|- acres of land in Catte-Beeston. 

5 Hen. 5. Between William Gascoigne, Nicholas Gascoigne, 
Alveredus de Manston, and John Lyndale, Querents, and Miles 
Stapleton de Stubbs-Walden.and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants^ 
of 20 messuages, 7 shops, 12 tofts, 60 bovates of land, 24 acres 
of meadow, 8 acres of pasture, and four acres of wood in 
Cotyngham, Kingston-sup-Hull, East Elveley, West Elveley,. 
Willardby, Bentley, Etton, Risceby and Newton. 

9 Hen. 5. Between William Gascoigne, Knight, Nicholas 
Gascoigne, Richard Gascoigne, Alveredus de Manston, and 
William Cornburgh, Querents, and John Gowesill, Armigeros, 
and Alice his wife, deforciants, of 1 messuage, 20 acres of land,, 
and 4 acres of meadow in Ledes and Hunseflet. 

15 Hen. 6. Between John Ellerker, Senior, Querent, and 
Alveredu' Manston, deforciant, of 3 messuages and land in 
Rysceby, which William Mauleverer and Margaret his wife,, 
who was wife of John Herthyngton, had for her life. 

17 Hen. 6. Between Alveredum Manston, John Gascoigne, 
Henry Chambre, and William Aldburgh, Querents, and John 
Penyngton, Knight, and Katherine his wife, deforciants, of the 
Manor of Werdeley, and messuages and land in Werdley and 

13 to 20 Ed. 4. Between John Pilkyngton, Querent, and 
Alice Pilkington, widow, late wife of Arthur Pilkyngton, Armi- 
geros, and daughter of Robert Manston and heir of John 
Manston, deforciant, of the Manor of Manston, and messuages 
and land in Manston, Austhorpe, Ledys, Scolys, Lntryngton 
and Garford. 

John Manston, Esq., of Manston, is named among the 
Yorkshire Gentry living 12 Henry 6th. 

It is set forth in the Dyneley Pedigree, in the Visitation of 
Yorkshire, that Roger Dyneley married Alice, daughter and 



heir of Eobert Maustou ; aud iu the Gascoigne pedigree, that 
Eobert GascoigDe great grandson of the Judge, married Ellen, 
daughter and heir of Henr}" Manston. 

Far WELL, Farewell, Fatell, or Fauvell Family, Yorkshire. 
Can any reader of " N and Q " help me to connect the Somer- 
set and Devon families of this name with Yorkshire ? Pedi- 
grees of the former named branches are published in the 
Harleian MSS. and elsewhere, and all begin with Symon or 
Simon Farwell, who is stated -'to liave come from an ancient 
stock long settled at Rilleston in Yorkshire, but was trans 
planted into Somersetshire in the reign of Henry 7th, and 
settled at Hill Bishop and Holbrooke in that county. 

This Samuel Farwell died at Hill Bishop in 1545, and his 
posterity spread and allied themselves with many families of 
distinction. From their earliest settling in Somerset they 
quartered the Eilleston arms, (inter alia) thereby showing they 
claimed descent from the Richard Farwele, who married the 
heiress of Elias de Eilleston, temps Edward 1st. 

As neither the Yorkshire Visitations of Tonge Flower, or 
Dugdale give the pedigree, it would seem as if it had been the 
elder branch that migrated into Somerset, unless, as is most 
probable, from the identity of the arms and peculiar name of 
" Christopher," (which to this day the West Country branch 
perpetuate, the family of " Favell of Keisby " given in Dug- 
dale, is part of the original stock, although they do not appear 
to claim descent from the de Eillestons, nor to have occupied 
so good a position as the Somerset branch at once took up. 

I fear it is hopeless to trace the parentage of the Simon Far- 
well, who is stated to have gone from Yorkshire in Henry 7th's 
time, although I am informed that some Yorkshire parishes 
possess registers dating back long- before the General Eegis- 
tration Acts and the Eeformation. Should any of your readers 
be able to show this, I shall be very greatly obliged, or if any 
clerk, having access to old registers can show it, I shall have 
pleasure in sending him a guinea for his trouble. 

Address: Colonel Moore, C.B. & F.S.A., Frampton Hall, 
near Boston. 


HoRSFiELD, THE SussEX HisTORiAN. — I sliall bc thaukful to 
any reader who will state the parentage of this author. It 
almost amounts to a certainty that he is of a Yorkshire family, 
and of the Horsfall stock. The corruption in spelling dates 
back two centuries. — Ed. 

* We believG this to be incorrect, unfortunately. We hnve proved that one 
of the half-dozen (Fewston) stated to be older than Ib'dS is no older than 
lo98.— Ed. 



In "Yorkshire Genealogist" for October, 1887, p. 190, you 
give some notes on the Hoyle family, in which mention is made 
of an Elkanah Hoyle, of Upper Swift Place, Upper Hoyle Head, 
&c., near Halifax. I am very anxious to discover the parent- 
age of this gentleman, and hope that some of your readers will 
kindly assist me. 

I have no authority for the statement, but have reason to 
believe that he was the son of John Hoyle de Lowershawe, in 
Soyland, 1617-1689, and Susannah Garside de Barkisland; 
and that he was a brother of the Edmond Hoyle who wrote the 

Treatise on Whist." Perhaps some one conversant with the 
Whiteley pedigree may be able to enlighten me, as Elkanah 
Hoyle married one of that family, some of their descendants 
emigrating to Montreal, in Canada. His sister married a Rev. 
John Livesay, who died in 1730. 

I shall be very thankful for any other notes or references 
concerning the Hoyle family, which any of your readers or 
correspondents may care to communicate to me, either person- 
ally or through the medium of your columns. 

Hoyle of Denton. 

Hoyle Arms. 

Percy Savile Hoyle. 

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Edward Hoil de Hoil House 
in Lightcliffe, parish of Halifax, 
1st March 20, Henry VIII. 


John Hoyle, - 
de Hoyle House 

1st husb. 

= Margaret = 
(married, 2nd, 

Nov. 1590, and 
died 28 Feby., 

anno set. 87.) 



Samuel Hoyle, of =p Priscilla. 
HoyleHouse, living 
1616, died 26 July, 
1644. Will dated 

25 July, 1644. 
Baptized 10 April, 


a dau. 
19 Dec. 


John Drake, = Mary, 
eldest son of bap- 
John Drake, 

by Grace, 
dau. of John 
Bairstow, of 
North Bridge. 

28 Jany 

Samuel Hoyle, of 

Hoyle House, 
livino- 1644-1651. 

John Hoyle. 

I I 

Grace Hoyle, 
Maria Hoyle. 

Bethell (p. 213). — With the view of eliciting further possible 
information and of putting the various Hugh Bethells upon a 
more satisfactory genealogical basis, I venture to forward the 
following analysis of the different Knights and M.P's. of the 
name, made from the best material at my command. 

The following comprise all the M.P's. of the name taken 
from the official Keturns, checked by Park's "Parliamentary 
Eepresentation of Yorkshire," and other substantial authorities: 

Beverley, 1640. 
E. R. Yorks, 1654-55. 

Beverley, 1660. 
Hedon, 1660. 

Col. Sir Hugh Bethell 
Hugh Bethel, Esq. 
Hugh Bethell, Jun., Esq. 
Sir Hugh Bethell, Knt. \ 
Col. Hugh Bethell j 
(The last two clearly the same person, a new writ 
ordered for Beverley in the place of Sir Hugh Bethell 
preferred Hedon.) 

Hugh Bethell, Esq. 
Sir Hugh Bethell, Knt. ' of Eise 

Hugh Bethell, Esq. 


Knaresborough, 1660. 
Pledon, 1661-78. 
,, 1679 till decease. 
Pontefract, 1715-22. 
Beverley, 1768 till decease. 



Within the same period we find as Sheriffs : Sir Hugh 
Bethell iu 1608: Sir Hugh Bethell in 1652: Hugh Bethell 
Esq. iu 1734 and 1762. 

There clearl}^ were three Knights of the name but the dates 
when the honour was conferred are known for certain only in 
two cases, namely, May 30, 1604, and May 25, 1628. 

Sir Hugh Bethell, Knighted in 1604 was the founder of the 
family in Yorkshire. He was third son of Thomas Bethell of 
Maunsell, Co. Hereford. His seat was at Ellerton, and he was 
also proprietor of the Peculiar Court of Alne. He was never 
in Parliament, but undoubtedly was the Sheriff of 1608. Will 
dated Aug. 1611, proved 7th Feb. following. Buried in Eller- 
ton Church. He married three times but left issue an only 
daughter and heir, Grizell the wife of Sir John Wray, 2nd 
Bart, of Glent worth. 

Sir Hugh Bethell, the second, Knighted in 1628, was also 
of Ellerton. He was grand-nephew and heir male of the pre- 
ceding, namely, eldest son of Sir Walter Bethell of Alne, whose 
father Nicholas was elder brother of Sir Hugh the first. He 
was born about the year 1605 and married Frances, dau. of 
William Frankland, of Thirkelby, Esq. The date of his decease 
is not recorded, but he must be the "Colonel Sir Hugh Bethell, 
Knt." elected for Beverley in April 1640, and also, I take it the 
Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1652, although the latter is stated by 
most authorities to have been Sir Hugh " of Eise," and conse- 
quently the next mentioned Knight. Sir Hugh, the second, 
had four sons. His eldest, Walter "of Ellerton, Esq." was 
living, aged 37, in 1665, having then a son Hugh, 7 years old, 
but who must have died young, the male line failing v/ith 
William Bethell " of Ellerton and Aughton," Esq., youngest 
son of the Knight. The latter was 26 years old in 1674, and 
died s. p. in 1693-4, having by his Will, dated 20th Dec. 1693, 
entailed his estate of Ellerton upon his cousin and heir male. 
This was William Bethell of Swindon, only son of the Eev. 
William Bethell, D.D. youngest brother of Sir Hugh the second. 
He was father of Hugh Bethell, of Ellerton and Swindon, 
mentioned by your correspondent " B." as the husband of 
Dorothy Draper, with whose decease in 1747 the Bethells of 
Ellerton terminated. 

Sir Hugh Bethell, the third, was " of Rise in Holderness," 
an estate first acquired by his grandfather Eoger Bethell, the 
fourth son of Thomas, of Mawnsell, and j^ouuger brother of Sir 
Hugh the first. He succeeded his father, Hugh Bethell, sen., 
at Eise, March 15, 1659, and was, I doubt not, the Hugh 
Bethell, junr., Esq., wdio represented the East Eiding in 1654 
and 1656, as he certainly was the Colonel Hugh Bethell and 
the Sir Hugh Bethell, Knt. elected for Hodon and Beverley in 
1660, and for Hedon iu the three after Parliaments of 1661, 



1678-9, and 1679 till his decease. He is said to have been 
knighted by Charles II., October 29, 1658, if so, the honour 
must have been conferred abroad. From the uncertainty of 
his description in the Parliamentary Eeturns of 1660, I am 
inclined to think his knighthood of then recent creation. He 
died October 3, 1679, and was buried at Eise. He would, I 
take it, be the Governor of Scarborough Castle, and the Colonel 
Sir Hugh Bethell of the Military Commissions and papers 1639 
to 1695, named by your correspondent "B," although these 
dates seem very wide apart if the whole apply to one individual. 
Sir Hugh the second, was the only knight of the name living 
in 1639, and in 1695 there was none at all. 

Sir Hugh, the third, outlived both his only son and grandson 
of the same name, and was succeeded by his nephew, Hugh 
Bethell, Esq., of Eise, who died in 1716. His line failed with 
his grandson in 1799. 

Hugh Bethell, M.P. for Knaresborough in 1660, is I believe, 
an error. The Christian name in the original Eeturn is torn 
off, but a contemporary printed list gives it as " Henry." The 
member probably was Henry Bethell, of Falthorp, next brother 
of Sir Hugh the second. He was aged 59 in 1665, and was 
buried at Alne, Feb. 27, 1667-8. 

The member for Hedon in 1694 and 1698, and for Pontefract 
in 1715-22 was not as stated by " B," nephew of the third Sir 
Hugh, but Hugh Bethell, of Ellerton, the last of that line, who 
died Feb. 4, 1747. 

The member for Beverley in 1768 was Hugh Bethell of Eise, 
grandson of the Hugh above-named, who died in 1716. He 
was Sheriff in 1762 as his father of the same name had been 
in 1734. 

P.S. — It has occurred to me that the election of Colonel Sir 
Hugh Bethell for Beverley in April 1640 may possibly be an 
error in date. According to the "Blue Book" lists, the Eeturn 
for Beverley to that Parliament was a double one, Sir John 
Hotham, Knt. and Bart., and Michael Warton, Esq. being re- 
turned by ODe Indenture dated 27th March, 1640; and Sir John 
Hotham and Colonel Sir Hugh Bethell, Knt. by a second In- 
denture dated 2nd April, 1640. Two Eeturns nearly a week 
apart, though not impossible, is in itself suspicious. No refer- 
ence to this twofold election or any decision thereupon is found 
in the Commons Journals, or in any known printed list. Hotham 
and Warton certainly were the sitting members. I venture to 
suggest that the Eeturn of Hotham and Bethell has been mis- 
placed in the Blue Book, and that in reality it is the missing 
Eeturn for 1660, and should be dated 2nd April of that year. 
The bulk of the Elections to the Convention Parliament took 
place in April. The prefix "Colonel" applied to Sir Hugh 
Bethel savours more of 1660 than 1640. 
Leigh, Lancashire. W. D. PINK. 



Copy of the Oldest Deed at Tong Hall. — Sciant psentes et 
futuri ego hugo de nevell dn's de brerelav Dedi concessi i liac 
psenti carta mea confirmavi Eicardo de Tang mau"m de Tang 
cu' toto Dmo lV: aliis ptm Prat | bosc | pastur | cu' om"ibz co'is 
pcell I de eodm manio de Tang | q'^'q'dm manm' vna pars 
abuttat sup Savntellyns Eoyd Tsq borial | & alia pars abuttat 
sup Sowtheleston vsq orient | & alia pars abuttat sup Dodelaw 
vsq occidental ptm vie reg | & extendit se ad est bvrele fevld ; 
& sic ad foxhole | & sic ad Sliasy"ke Tsq orient ptm' vie reg | cu' 
reddit | & s'vic | om' tenent | meor tarn libor | q' nati' or cu' 
Ward I releuiis estat ] & o'ia terras tenementa cu' reu'coibz 
q" buscu'gz que heo' & teneo p. s'vic militar' Die confecco'is 
psent I in com' ebor hn'd | & Tn"d p'd ricard de Tang & lieredz 
de coi-pore suo legie pcreat | de capital Dmo' feo'do ill | p s'uic 
inde debit & de iure consuet | & si contingat ip'e Eicard de 
Tang sine lieredz de corpore suo legie pcreat | obire Tunc wolo 
& concedo qd p'd man'm' cu" Dm'o om'ibz suis ptim & pcell 
antede | — cu reviobz q" buscn'g k rect her. Eicard | de Tang 
remant im'ptim Tn'd cV hn'd de capital Dmo feodo ill [ p s'yic 
debit & ego vero p'd Hugo de nevell dns de bierelav & heredz 
mei p'd man'm meii de Tang cu' suis ptim' & pcell antedct 
vna cu' reuco'ibz p' fat | Eicard de Tang & heredz de corpore 
suo leg'ie pcreat | cu' servia pd & r'cti heredz mei p'd hugon 
de brerelay com'oes gentes svarantizabim | imptim' Defendim 
in cuis rei testiomu ptibz huis Scripti sigillu' meu' apposut 
hiis Testibz hugo de horton iohe' de thorp' & aliis 

Seal broken. 

The editor copied the above deed in September, 1878, by 
leave of the late Col. Tempest. The parchment is little more 
than six inches square, and the writing considerably faded. 
The date is about 1200, but as the names of the witnesses are 
few, we cannot give a more definite date. J. H. T. 

John Yipont (a Yeteripont descendant '? ) 1676. — In this year 
from John Yipont was taken a piece of Kersey, worth 30s. 
1677. — John Yipont, William Y'halley, Eichard Hargreaves, 
and others, after a prosecution in the Wapentake Court for 3s. 
6d. demanded for tithes, had taken from them cattle and other 
goods to the value of £15 17s. 4d. 1684. — John Yipont, John 
Eckroyd, Eodger Hartley, Stephen Sagar and John Hargreaves 
were committed to prison on writs for refusing to swear upon 
oath when prosecuted in the Ecclesiastical Court, for tithes at 
the suit of Edward Ashton of Whalley, Lauc. 



From Kegister of Marriages, preserved at Koclidale, beloDg- 
ing to Marsden monthly meeting : Martlia Fielden, of Swines- 
liead in Stansfield, married Henry Vipont, woollen webster, 
son of John Vipont, of Briercliffe, at Joshua Fielden's house at 
Swinehead, December 2nd, 1687. Joshua Fielden, of Langfield 
in Heptonstali, yeoman, married Mary Vipont, daughter of 
John Vipont, of Briercliffe in Lancashire, at John Vipont's 
house, at Briercliffe, Aug. 3, 1693. Samuel Fielden, of Tod- 
morden Hall, woollen weaver, married Elizabeth Vipont, 
spinster, of Briercliffe, ' niece of John Vipont, of Briercliffe,' 
at Marsden, March 25, 1703. 

Wanted the name of parents, and date of birth, of John 
Vipont, who became a " Friend," and who married Elizabeth, 
widow of John Eckroyd, of Brierfield, Burnley, about the year 
1650. He is supposed to have been a descendant of the N. 
Yorks. Veteriponts. T. Scorah. 

Parker. — Genealogy of Abraham Parker, supposed to have 
come from Wiltshire, England, about 1640. He married at 
Woburn, Mass., 1644, Miss Eose Whitlock. A suitable fee will 
be paid for authentic genealogy. 

W. Thornton Parker, Med. Assoc., Newport, E. 1. 

[Yorkshire is a more likely birth-place than Wiltshire for 
Abraham Parker, and we suggest a connection with the 
Parkers of Eavenroyd, Bingley, who sent a branch to America. 

Greaves ( continued, 


1592 John Hoile & Eob. Thos. Hanson 

Nicholas fil Jun. 
of John Hanson, 
Sen., for ter nup. 
John Kaye,Esq., 
& John Smyth, po 
io J ohn Malynson 
Eoger, Thomas, 
John & Eobert, 
filii Thomas 
Hanson, ppi. 
Eoger Hanson 
& bros., sons of 
Thos. Hanson, po 
lo John Hanson 



George ffirth de 
ffirtlihous for le 

1593 John Boye & Agnes 
Mater,(his mother) 

Geo. & 


1594 Henry Northende, 
John Northende 
de le ffold, Thomas 
Whitley, Wm. 
H aides worth, 
John Haldes- 
worth & Eob. 
Hemyngwaye de 
Ou'brea for tre 
nup. Brian Otes, 
defunct, po lo John Boyes 

Geo. Hoile de 
Brodelee, po lo 
Eic. Medley 




1595 Eobt. On'all (Over- 

all) for Ric. Cliff 
lauds, po lo John 

1596 Eobt. Hemingway 

for milne, & Wm. 
Drake for lands, 
u u p . Henry 

1597 Ric. Sunderland, 

Gent., bovate at 
High Sunderland, 
po lo Ric. Sliawe 

1598 Ric. Saltonstall, 

Miles, Maior Civi- 
tate, London, p. 
ter. & ten. suis 
infra ppt de Hipp, 
elect est pps. ibm 
hoc ans., & po lo 
suo., John Butler 

1599 John Haldesworth, 

Michael Bentley, 
Michael Drake, 
Thos. Roper & 
Edward Roper for 
lands nup. Ric. 
Sj^mes & John 

1600 Geo. Booth, clicus, 

(p. ten. nup. Wm. 
Boothe, Robt. He- 
myngwaye de 
Overbrea, John 
Craven, John 
Northend) & Robt. 
Booth, (p. ter, suis. 
nup. pd. W. Booth) 
po lo John Haldes- 
worth de Blakehill. 

1601 John Cockcroft pr. 

ter. Edm. Rydinge 
po lo Wm. North- 

Robt. Romsden 

Edwd. Hanson & 
Thos. fil,& Thos. 
Malynsou & Wm. 
Mai vn son for 

Thomas Broke de 
Newhous for 
lands, nup. Thos. 
Clayton, pro lo 
John ffox 

John Hanson, 
Senr., & John 
fil ; Thos. Broke 
de Newhous, 
Edwd. Hanson 
& Thos. Hanson 
de Totehill, p. 
ter. nup. Hugh 
Toithill, po lo 
John Hanson, 

Robt. f&rth for 


Geo. Hoile de 

Dyson for Turner 
house & le Ewes 

Edus Dyson for 
Whitelee, po lo 
Ric. Medley 

Thomas Denton 
and Reginald 

John Hanson for 
Woodhouse, and 
moiety of Brig- 
royd, Gilbert 
Hoyle for other 

John Kaye de 

Edwd. Denton 
de Egerton for 

John Mallyuson p. Edward Denton 
ter. Thos. & 
Nichs. Hanson, 
nup. ter. Edwd. Hey 




1602 Henry Northend, John Goodlieire George ffirthe de 

Michael Northend, and the heire of ffirthehous. 
Eobert Hemyng- Thos. Hanson, 
waye de Overbrea nup. de Eas- 
Wm. Holdesworth tricke, pro locus 
& John Drake for deputy or Thos. 
ter. in N : owrom, Hanson, de 
nup. Ric. Otes, de- Brighous. 

1603 John Boyes, p. ter. Edward Hanson, 

suis. in Nowrm. p. moiety Nether 
nup. ter. Eic. Boyes wodhouse 
&W. Boyes: Auxil- 
Geo. Booth clicus 
& Martha Boyes, 
po. lo. John Han- 
son de Wodhouse. 

1604 Wm. Northend, p. Thos. Hanson, ter. George Hoile 

ter. & ten. suis in & ten. voc Nether- for Brodela & 

Hipp, nuper ter. wodhouse, auxil le Oldhous. po 

Eic, patris, Auxil- John Hanson lo John Han- 

Thos. Whitley son 

1605 Jacobus Otes & John Henry Eamsden & Thos, Denton 

Boye, p. ter. & ten Thos. fiirth de & John Hoile 
suis in Northowm. Bothroyd : Thos. for Brodelee & 
Wilson, po lo. Oldhous, nup. 

Geo. Hoiles. 

1606 Eichd. Sunderland, Henry Eamsden, Jas. Dyson de 

gent. p. ter. in ter. in Eastrick. Lingarthes 
Nowm., & Michael for Turner- 

BentleydeEodwell house and 

& Thomas Eoper, Ewce, po lo 

senr., p. ter. at Edmd. fil. 

Adrisgate, Eichd. 
Haldesworth, po lo 
for Michael B : 

1607 Samuel Saltonstall John Hanson, de John Widdopp. 

de Huntwickjgent. Wodhouse for 
p. ter. & ten. suis Wodhouse 
in Hipp. nup. 
Edward Kent's & 
previously lands 
of Thos. Wilbye: 
po lo Eic. Haldes- 

George Hoile, 
for Hauhead, 
po lo John 
Hanson de 




1608 John Drake, de 

Nortliowram, for 
moiety lands of 
Wm. Kookes & 
Jno. Haldeswortli, 
John Thorpp, 
Abm. Wood & 
Henry Northend 
for the other moiety 

1609 John Boye, fil Wm. 

Boye, defunct, p. 
ter. & ten. snis in 
Nowm. po lo Eobt. 

1610 Samuel Saltonstall 

de Civ. London, 
miles, & John Hal- 
des worth, gent.,po 
lo for John, Thos. fil. 

1611 Martha Boyes, 

Abraham Wood, 
John Thorpp, 
John Whitley, 
Hen. Northend, 
jun., Jacobus Otes, 
& Saml. Lister, for 
lands nup. Eic. 
Boyes, Jas. Otes Jure 

1612 William Drake, of 

Lee, & Edward 
Hemingway, p. ter. 
nup. Hen. Burghe 
gent. ; Edward 
Stancliffe, and 
Edwd. Bairstowe, 
p. ter suis. 

1613 Eichd. Sunderland, 

de Coley Hall, 
gent., Eichard 
Saltonstall, gent., 
James Brokesbank 
& Gilbert fil., p. 
ter. nup. John 
Eishwortli, Eic. 
Haldeswortli, po lo 
Eic. Sunderland. 


John Mallynson, 
p. ter. & ten. 
Thos. & Nicholas 
Hanson, voc. 


Thomas Denton 
and Eeginald 
Bothomley for 

John & Eobert fils 
Thos. Hanson, po 
lo Jno. Saltonstall 

Thomas Hanson de 
Eastrick for lands 
nup. Tho. Hanson's 

Henry Eamsden, 
ter.nup. Johanne 
matris, polo Tho. 

John Kaye 
de Lockwod 
for Leyfeild 
po lo Godfr. 

J ohn ffirthe 
de ffirthe 

George Hoile 
for Hauhead. 

Thos. Hanson de 
Totehill, Thos. 
& Wm. Mallyn- 
son, p. ter. 
quondni- Lynley ; 
Eobert Hanson, 
po lo. 

Thomas Broke, 
de Newhouse for 
John Clayton's 
lands, Eob. Han- 
son, po lo. 

Edward Denton 
for Egerton & 

Edward Denton 
Egerton & Hey- 
crofte, po lo 
George Hoile. 



1614 John Boyes de 
Halifax, ter. nup. 
John Boyes, po lo 
Bic. Haldesworth. 

1615 Jonas Haldesworth 

ter. in Nowm. nup. 
William Bookes, 
Auxil-John Drake 
de Nowm., Wm. 
Halde s worth, 
John Thorpp, 
Henry Northend 
& hered. Abraham 

1616 Thomas Whitley 

Synderhills for 
lands, formerly 
Edmd. Bishworth 
Esq., Auxil-Bic. 
Whitley & Saml. 

1617 Bic. Sunderland of 

Coley Hall, gent., 
for lands nup. Bic. 
Boothe & John 
Sunderland of 
Horssehold in 
Ayringden,& Abm. 
Sutclifie of Booth- 
towne, & others 
for Thos. ffourness 

1618 Daniel Boothes ter. 

nup. John Boothes 
Auxil-Geo. Boothe 
clicus, herds. Bobt. 
Hemingway, de- 
funct, Samuel 
Crowther, Michael 
Brodeley & Tobie 
Boothe ; po lo, for 
Tobie, Nathaniel 

Thomas Broke de 
Newhouse, John 
Hanson de Wod- 
house, & Thomas 
Hanson de Tote- 
hill for Totehill, 
nup. Clayton's. 

Thos. ffirthe for 

John Hanson de 
Woodhouse and 
Brigroide, Auxil- 
Gilbert Hoile for 

John Mallynson 
& Tho. Hanson 
de Brighouse for 
ter. nup. Edwd. 

John Goodheire, 
Thos. Hanson, 
Bobert & John 
Hanson, bros., 
of said Thomas. 


Arthur Hoile & 
Thos. Denton 
for Brodelee. 

John Widdopp 
for Brodelee 
& Oldhouse. 
Ed. Broke, on 
death of J. W. 

Edmd. Denton 
for Ewse & 

Anthony Walker 
for Whitelee & 
le Banck. 

Thomas Denton 
& Beginald 
Bothomley for 




1619 Saml. Hoile, ter. Edwd. Hanson, Wm. Kay for 
nup. John Hoile, for 1 Netlierwod- Leyfeild, po lo 
Aiixil-Robt. Ou'all house, po lo Jno. John Dickson 
ter. nup. Ric. Cliff Goodheire. 

J. H. T. 

(Brit. Mus., Add MSS. 24,-486 fo : 89.) 

Since publishing our four volumes of Haywood's Diaries ^ 
copied from the original MSS., we have come across the follow- 
ing unreported copies made by Mr. Joseph Hunter, F.S.A. 

May, 1682. 

15. 2nd day of the week, according to appointment, after I 
had put myself into God's hands by prayer I set forward upon 
a great journey towards Kendall, my friend Jonathan Priestley 
accompanying me. I had a special call to it, and trusted 
my dear Lord for protection. We baited at Red Lion near 
Kildwick, called at Richard Mitchels, rode that night to Settle, 
lodged at an inn where was much company, and I was dis- 
turbed in my sleep by their unruliness. Slept not till morning, 
yet was refreshed. 

16. 8rd day [Mr. Heywood continued thus to describe the 
days of the week to the end of his life, in which however in these 
extracts I shall not follow him.] we travelled forward, baited 
at a place called Thornton near Ingleton, a lady's daughter wa& 
our landlady, being Londoners. My son John met us there as 
we had appointed, we rid together to Kirby Lonsdale, then were 
engaged to call with company. Went on : came to Mr. Frank- 
land at Rathmel that night. Found all well. 

17. Wednesday morning God helped me in my parlour in 
secret prayer lying alone. After prayers in the family, breakfast,. 
We called all the family and schollars of the house together, 
w*^ all above 20, and I spent more than two houres w*^^ them 
praying, preaching purposely to the schollars from 2. Chron. 
29, 11, "My sons be not now negligent." I had purposely 
studied it. God helped me. After dinner Mr. Frankland, 
Jo. Priestley, his son, Mr. Halliday, my son and I went to 
Kendal, went to W. Sill, Mr. Mayor's, Dr. Whitakers, returned. 

18. Thursday attended the young men's disputations. 

After dinner Jo : Beck came to see me. Mr. Frankland and I 
discoursed. I read in Calderwood's History of Reformation. 

19. Friday after breakfast and prayers, Mr. Frankland, his 
wife, schollars, usual people came together at Mr. Cock's above 
a mile off where I preached. We called to visit Mr. Archer at 


20. Saturday (Mr. Fr. taking pliysick and Mrs. Frank, being 
at the market) I got several of the scholars together and we 
spent some hours in the forenoon in prayer in my room. Abr. 
Dawson, Jonathan Wright, Rawlinson, Mr. Hailiday, my son 
John were exercised. God graciously helped. We went to 
dinner at one o'clock. Afterwards I discoursed with them, 
endeavoured to prepare for the Sabbath. 

21. Sunday, we had appointed the meeting at Mr. Frank- 
land's house, a very great assembly came — God helped me to 
spend nearly 5 hours in praying and preaching on Mic. 5. 5. 
It was a good day. After dinner about 5 o'clock Mr. Fr. and 
I rode to Oxenholm, about a mile, to visit Mrs. Archer the sad 
widow, her husband lying dead in the house, I pray'd with her, 
so returned. 

22. Monday. I took my leave in prayer of Mr. Fr. numerous 
family. He and some schollars brought me on the way. Mr. 
Buckley rode with me to Barton, but Mr. Haliday went with 
me to Lancaster. We lodg'd at Mr. Greenwood's (my son 
coming to us) who kindly treated us, his son walk'd with us to 
view the town.' I was taken for the new vicar. God helped 
that night in prayer. 

23. Tuesday in the morning in my chamber God met my 
heart. Mr. Mayor and Mr. Ashurst came to visit me, then Mr. 
Greenwood, his wife, son, came with us to Kellett 3 miles off 
where I preached to a considerable company at Mr. Benson's 
house a N. C. minister. Dined with Mr. Richard Wilson at 
another town called Kellet, who had invited me at Kendall. 
We parted with Mr. Holliday. He brought me and my son 
almost to Hornby Castle. We lodged at John Thornton's. 

24. Wednesday. Frank Becket and others of my sons 
hearers came to me : told me their discontent™*^ as to danger, 
and proper falling off. I took my son home from them, being 
very unworthy. Wept and prayed among them. They were 
little affected. I saw his work was at an end there. We came 
away : baited at Giggleswick, came to Richd. Mitchel's at six 
o'clock : found several friends who were staying at John Hey's 
for my preaching. I hasted thither, found them together, J. H. 
praying. I preached that evening on 1 Cor: 6, 11, which was 
the first sermon that ever was preached in that new built 
meeting place and pulpit. Returned, lodged at Richd. Mitchels 
where my son pray'd. 

25. Thursday. Early getting up God helped my son in 
prayer. Several came that morning in expectation of my 
preaching (upon misinformation) so at family prayer I repeated 
my sermon night before, added the rest. Then we set out, my 
only sister Esther, Jo. Mitchel, his mother coming with us. I 
came to Riddlesden Hall where people were staying for me. 
Then God helped me in praying, preaching, Lodg'd there. 



26. Friday we got up early, made ready, went to prayer, 
came altogether to Josh. Walker's to Rushworth Hall. There 
we stayed dinner. Then my sister, her son, went back into 
Craven. We came forward, called at Jo. Hollins, Joseph 
Lister's, visited Mr. Smith at Kipping, discoursed with him, 
came home, found all well. Blessed for ever, blessed be my 
God for this comfortable journey. 

At home in his usual work, engaged on his books on 
"Lamenting after the Lord." 

June, 1682. 

4. Sunday by the blessing of God we had another quiet 
Sabbath, notwithstanding threats and dangers. 

5. Monday. ..set forward on my journey. Called at Denham 
Yate where Mr. Smith should have met me but did not. I rode 
forward alone by Standburv. Baited at Mr. W. Blakey's at 
Coin. Rid to Mr. Tho : Jolly's at Pendle Hill. There met my 
brethren. Lay with Mr. Frankland. 

6. Tuesday in the morning after family prayer we set on 
with our work which was setting apart Mr. Robt. Wadington 
to the ministry. Mr. Jolly carried on the work, but Mr. Frank- 
land, Mr. Benson, Mr. Kay, and I prayed, we four-with Mr. 
Jolly, Mr. Spot, laid on hands. Several people present. God 
made it a good day. Mr. Spot prayed at night. 

7. Wednesday after prayers in the forenoon we had some 
conference about ordination &c. and sweetly agreed, blessed be 
God. After dinner we parted when I had committed all of us 
to God by prayer. I set out about two o'clock. Mr. Wadding- 
ton brought me to Burnley. God helped me a little to medita- 
tion on these desolate moores. I could not reach Sowerby, 
lodged at Mrs. King's an inn at Hepton Bridge. 

8. Thursday to Sowerby — preached at Samuel Hopkinsons 
— home. 

9. Friday in the morning early I sent forth my son John 
with prayer towards London. He was to go that day to his 
brother, who were to go both together with Mr. Joseph Brooks- 
bank their journey on Monday. Brothei' Hilton and Mr. Barlow 
came to my house. 

11. Sunday God assisted in closet work and we had notice 
that the officers would come about 9 o'clock. ^Ve hovered a 
little. Ordered people as they came to step in the barn. They 
came that they might signify to Justices before 10, We begun, 
continued till 3. 

13. Tuesday, accompanyed Mr. Barlow and brother Hilton 
to King Cross beyond Halifax. 

18. Sunday I preached at home, though it was my day at 
Alverthorpe, but Mr. Naylor desired me to change. The justices 
sate at Halifax the day before, they did nothing against us. 


■ 22. Thursday preached at Jo. Butterworth's at Warley. 

23. Friday — Engaged on his treatise of " Heaven gates," — 
conversing with Dr. Whitaker. 

28. Wednesday. Set forward for Lane. As I rode alone 
on Bhickstone Edge I propounded four subjects of meditation : 

1. V/hat God had done for me since I first came that road. 

2. Wliat requital I had made. 3. What God calls for me to do. 
4. What to suffer and how. I could but goe thro' the two former 
in which God graciously helped me. I lodged at Eobert Milnes 
in Eochdale. 

29. Thursday, gathered the Lady He wet's rents. Dined at 
Eob. Milnes. Set forward after 4 towards Manchester. At 
brother Hiltons. 

30. Friday, visited Mr. Tilsley and Mr. Newcom, received 
the Lord's Supper at his hands. Went in the afternoon to 
Blakeley where he preached to a full company at widow Travers, 
returned to Manchester. 

July, 1682. 

1. Saturday. Went with sister Hilton to Mr. Barlows, 
preached there, visited Mr. Lister, Col. Eaton, &c., Mr. Leech, 
Mr. Finch, Mr. Richardson, visited him. Called at Mr. Serjeants 
at Stand, brother Coldbirns, lodged at Thomas Woosnams in 
Darcy Leaver. 

2. Sunday, preached at Cockey. Dined at Mr. Lomax's. 
Went to brother Colbourn's at Ratcliffe bridge. 

3. Monday, went to Bolton, called at his fathers in Little 
Leaver, heard Mr. Boardman preach in the church at Bolton, 
visited Mr. Leaver, lodged at brother Gkeys. 

4. Tuesday, preached at Thomas Worsnams in Darcy Leaver 
a funeral sermon for a daughter of Coz. Alice Greenhaugh. 

5. Wednesday, rode into Breakmit where he preached a 
funeral sermon for Ann Scolcroft, cozen Jo. Scolcroft's mother. 
Lodged at cozen Cromptons at Crompton-fold, (in which house 
Mr. H's. wife was born.) 

6. Thursday, came to Rochdale. Visited Mr. Ashley of Hull. 

7. Friday, again with Mr. Ashley of Hull, returned home. 
9. Sunday, I heard that the officers would come at ten o'clock. 

I appointed to begin at 5 o'clock in the morning. I did begin 
near 6, preached till 9 on Rev : 22, 14. Began at 1 in the 
afternoon, pi^eached till 4. God helped. The officers were very 
civil and courteous, stayed a little, came exactly at 10. Blessed 
be God for one day more. 

15. Saturday, went to Alverthorp. Lodged at John Kirks. 

16. Sunday early in the morning I got up by 4 o'clock, w^as 
helped to commit myself to God in this time of great danger. 
So went to Mr. Najdor's. We resolved upon going to the 



meeting place (tlio' it had not been used some days before), we 
began at 8 o'clock, preached till 10. Begun again at 12, were 
till after 3. Enjoj'ed a sweet, quiet Sabbath. 

17. Monda^y, Mr. Holdworth came to visit him. Dined at 
Mr. Jonah Bates. Home. 

23. Sunday. Having heard Mr. Ellison of Meltom was to 
preach at Coley chapel, I appointed to begin at 8 o'clock. 
Begun near 9. 

August, 1682. 

3. Thursday, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Halliday visited me "We 
discoursed about a weighty affair : His preaching at Morley 

7. Monday, went to Mr. Lockwoods of Black House in 
Burton Parish, thence 

8. Tuesday to Mrs. Cotton's at Denby where a daughter 
was just dead, then rode over the moors to John Armitages, 
preached there. Then to John Eobucks where he lodged. 
Thence next day to Eob. Bins. 

9. Wednesday, rode towards Sowerby. As I passed by 
Isaac Farrers he was at the gates. I askt him how he did. 
He said What youre beginning the old trade again. I said 
Theres no hurt in that I hope. He replied But I think 
there is. So I passed on : came to Sam Hopkinson's, sung, 
prayed, preached, but Isaac Farrer went to the constable 
Micael Barnet, told him of a Conventicle at S. H. He refused 
to come but sent his son who came when I was at prayer, but 
I knew not till after. His wife was with us. Went home : 
came again. Told me what was done, I bade her not be 
discouraged, they could not take her husband unless he had 
refused to go with the informer. Home. 

16. Wednesday, went again with his wife to Mr. Cotton at 

17. Thursday, a religious service, Mr. Wright preacht* 
Walked to Mr. Sotwells at Cathill and returned. 

18. Eeturned home next day calling upon Mr. Thorp and 
Mr. Crabtree by the way. 

24. Thursday, observed as a solemn fast * Sit hie ultimus 
Deis in clade Bartholomea, Dei, Amen, Domine.' 

25. Friday, rose early to see the comet which has been seen 
by many but the sky was overcast. 

September, 1682. 

10. Sunday at Alverthorp, went to Mr. Naylor, so to chapel. 
In close of the first prayer notice was brought me that ofiiccrs 
were coming. We withdrew. Officers came at 11. Afterwards 
the congregation met again. 



25. Monday, set out for Lane. Slept at Kochdale at Mr. 
P. Ogden's. Next day to Manchester. Visited at his brother 

27. Wednesday, preached at Martha Taylor's, widow at 

28. Thursday, visited Mr. Hooper. After dinner rode to 
Booth Hall by Blakeley ; preached at Edmd. Nichols, repeated 
at Brother Hiltons. 

29. Friday went to Joseph Leeches of Newton where he 
preached. Came back to Manchester visited Mr. Scolfield, then 
preached at Mr. Barlows. 

30. Saturday after dinner went to Cockey, and so to Eatclift' 
Bridge. Lodged at Mr. Laurence Lomaxes. 

October, 1682. 

1. Sunday, preached at Cockey chappel all day, an exceed- 
ing numerous assembly, met Coz. N. Heywood and his mother, 
repeated at night at Mr. Lomax's to a house full of people. 

2. Monday went to Bolton, heard the sermon, met with 
Coz. Bradshaw, discoursed and prayed with Esther Crompton^ 
M. Collier, Mrs. Park. Lodged at brother Okeys. 

3. Tuesday. Called on sister Esther, discoursed and prayed 
with her and sister Heywood. Took her behind me, rode to 
my father's house where James Lomax lives : preached to a 
full assembly, returned to Bolton. 

4. Wednesday, went to dine at Coz. J. Cromptons in Break- 
mit, set forward, called on Mrs. Grig at Bridg Hall, came to 
Mr. Hallows beyond Kochdale, lodged there. 

5. Thursday, rode to Mr. Ogden's, preached and lodged there, 

6. Friday got home. (Mr. Dawson had supplied his place 
in his absence.) 

Mr. Heywood was at home the remainder of the month, 
praying, studying, preaching, and holding fasts at his own. 
home and at his neighbours. Mr. Dawson suffering in the stone. 

3L Went to Leeds lodged at Mr. Hickson's. 

November, 1682. 

1. Wednesday, dined with Mr. Hickson, Mr. Thoresby and 
Mr. Boys came with me to Mr. Middlesbrough's, returned home. 

4. Saturday having notice of Mr. Sharp's illness I could 
not be satisfied but went to see him. Found him some [what] 
better of his pleurisy. Prayed with him, God helped, heard. 
I travelled towards Wakefield. Called on John Gummersal's 
wife (D. Northend) so travell to Woodkirk to Eichard Fosters 
by Horbury. Lodged there. 

5. Sunday began my work at Alverthorp meeting. Ex- 
pounded, sung, prayed, preached not above quarter of an hour 
before intelligence was brought that the chief constable and. 



officers were coming. We broke off. They came : pursued us 
with rage, hindered us all day. At night I preach'd at W. 
Holdworth's. Lodged at W. Kirk's. Had a gracious Providence 
that day in my escape out of their hands. 

6. Monday in the morning I was cut short in my closet 
work (it being reported that the ofi&cers would come again to 
search for me) I made haste. Got breakfast, family prayer, 
hid away. Called of John Burkhead's, at John Cordingley's 
where we had a private fast. Mr. Dawson preached and 
prayed. I preached and prayed. God helped me beyond 
myself, came home. 

7. Tuesday, at a christening ' We had good company. 
Much unity with Congregational brethren.' 

8. Wednesday, after dinner visited Mr. Cotes. [Eawdon.] 
13. Monday, son Eliezer returned home from his London 


To be continued. 

Another Extinct Yorkshire Magazine. — To those given in 
Part I., Y. N. & Q., we have to add, besides Luke Howard's- 
" Yorkshireman, " the "Yorkshire Family Magazine; or 
Journal of Eeligion, Literature, Science and Art. Conducted 
by James Dibdin Hubbarde, Editor of The Wakefield Journal, 
Yol. I. London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1840. No. 1, 
April 1840, price 8d., 64 pp. No. 2, May 1840, price 6d. 80 pp. 

The volume seems to finish with No. 6. Sept. 1840, price 6d.;. 
and contains xvi., 464 pages. There are very few Yorkshire 
items in it. Were any further Numbers issued ? 


Favell Arms (see page 39.) 



^atms of ^tivi ?80oks* 

Talks to Young Men (with Asides to Young Women,) by 
Eobert Collyer, Minister of the Church of the Messiah, New 
York. Boston, Lee and Shepard. 1888. pp. xi., 233. 

This beautiful volume is published at 1.25 dollars, and may 
be had of booksellers in England. At all events, we have seen 
it in Mr. Teal's Catalogue, Halifax. Those who have read any 
one of the four volumes by the same author — The Life that 
now is," " Nature and Life," "A Man in Earnest," or "The 
Simple Truth," or " Ilkley, Ancient and Modern," of which he 
was joint-author, will not need to be reminded that the poet- 
preacher of America cannot write a dull line, and will not write 
a useless one. The volume should not only be read by all 
young men and women, but by all old folks as well to renew 
their youth. " The topics are " The Joy of Youth," " Grodlike 
Temptations," "My New Name," "In the Spirit," "Two 
Emigrants," "Two Children," "Primitive Idea of a Good 
Wife," "Debt," "Sleep," " A Noble Anger," "Charles and 
Mary Lamb," and " The Companionships of Good Books." 
In common with every possessor of the volume, we regard it 
as a life-long treasure ; and wait with impatience a companion 
volume of the lectures delivered in England. 

Teutonic Mythology by Jacob Geimm. — Translated from the 
4th edition, with notes and appendix by J. S. Stallybrass. 
Vol. IV. London, George Bell & Sons. 1888. 

This volume embraces pages 1277-1887, and is the most 
practical Folk- Lore Compendium we have ever seen, or scarcely 
expected to see. To give the contents alone would fill many 
pages ; to convey even an imperfect idea of the wealth of 
philological, mythological, ancient genealogical, historical, 
etymological, &c., &c., scholarship, and of Folk-Lore under 
such chapters as, gods, goddesses, worship, temples, priests, 
Wodan, Thunar, Tiw, Baider, heroes, woman worship, wights, 
elves, giants, elements — fire, water, air, earth ; animals, stars, 
day and night, seasons, souls, death, destiny, personifications, 
spectres, devils, magic, superstitions, sicknesses, herbs, stones, 
spells, charms, with the thousands of references and ety- 
mologies ; to give even a faint idea of the comprehensiveness 
of this marvellous volume is past our ability. It must be seen 
and daily studied, and still the wonder will grow. We venture 
to give in conclusion the Kings of Deira from the Sax. Chr., 
p. 24. ^lle wffis Yffing, Yffe Uscfreaing, Uscfrea Wilgisling, 
Wilgisl Westerfalcning, Westerfalc. na S^efugling, Sasfugl Sse- 
balding, S^ebald Sigegeating, Sigegeat Swasfdseging, Swaefdaeg 
Sigegaring, SigegarW8egda3ging,Wffigd^g Woden Fridhowulfing. 

Other lists are compared with this one; and the same method 
is adapted with respect to the rest of the Saxon octarchy. 



England in the Fifteenth Century. — By the Eev. W.Denton, 
M.A. London, George Bell & Sons. 188*8. pp. viii, 337. 

The same eminent publishing house, as given in the last 
item, has also issued in the same excellent style of typography, 
another first-class volume. Beading such books as England 
in the Fifteenth Century, we are amazed at the rapid develop- 
ment of historical literature, and deepened in our conviction 
that the history of England is receiving its much-needed 
revision. A more satisfactory survey of the civil and social 
history and topographical condition of the country during the 
eventful century named we cannot conceive. We feel that we 
are getting a firm footing from which to view the miserably 
chronicled centuries immediately preceding, and our deep re- 
gret is that the learned author did not live to issue the eccle- 
siastical history of the same period. Each preceding century 
requires tackling in like manner by some masterly hand. 
Adding to the interest from our standpoint, Yorkshire notes 
are freely interspersed. 

Gilds : Their Origin, Constitution, Objects, and Later 
History. By the late Cornelius Walford, Barrister-at-Law. 
New and enlarged edition. London, George Eedway. 1888. 
pp. xi., 272. 

Mr. C. Walford's name will be a sufficient guarantee to the 
antiquaries of England and America that the volume is replete 
with valuable information, displaying immense diligence and 
learning. The Gilds of Yorkshire are described in fourteen 
pages, and embrace those of Beverley (3), Hull (7), Pontefract, 
Bichmond, Eotherham, and York (5). This list compares un- 
favourably with those of many other counties. 

Comprehensive Guide to the County of Northumberland. 
By W. W. Tomlinson. London, Walter Scott. 1888. pp. xii., 
574, with maps. 

This volume is almost twin brother to Murray's Yorksldre, 
in appearance, get-up, type, binding, pocket-map, and trust- 
worthiness ; and although a little larger in size, it is published 
at less than half the cost of its compeer ; and we are pleased 
to own its author as a Y^orkshireman. 

First-Fruits. By William Weaver Tomlinson. Newcastle, 
Lambert, 1881. pp. vii., 112. 

Mr. Tomlinson, aged 30 at the present date as we gather 
from one of these poems, inscribed his first neat volume to his 
schoolmaster, Mr. Thomas Dyson, of Beverley. The poems 
are eminently creditable to an author of twenty-two, or to a 
poet of any age. 

History of Huddersfield. — We are indebted to G. W. Tom- 
linson, Esq., F.S.A., lor a set of his contributions to the local 
parish magazine; on the much-needed history of tliat town and 
parish. From the 86 pages to hand, we are delighted to know 



that Huddersfield will shortly have a history, as it has a his- 
torian, worthy of the place. Fragmentary notes, we venture to 
suggest, may be sent to him. 

Is Love a Crime ? " — A Novel by Mrs. Jagger, author of 
Rookerij Mill, London, Swan Sonnenschein. 1886. pp. iv., 

Of course, Mrs. Jagger, who resides at Honley, finishes her 
novel with the words — ''Love is not a Crime." To us the 
greatest interest in the story lies in the evidently local colour- 
ing, and the introduction of current political topics, but we are 
far from endorsing some of the conclusions, and cannot regard 
lightly the "Hydrophobia craze." We are pleased to think 
that Mrs. Jagger's past and future work will be creditable to 
herself and an honour to the neighbourhood. 

History of the Baptist Church at Gildersome. — By Mr. W. 
E. Bilbrough, and Kev. John Haslam. Leeds, Walker and 
Laycock, 1888. 88 pages. Three engravings. A superior 
edition, has four excellent ink photographs added, of Arthur 
Briggs, Esq., Eawdon, Joseph Brooke, Esq., Mayor of Hudders- 
field, Eev. W. Carey Upton, and the Eev. John Haslam, the 
chief officers of the Yorkshire Baptist Association. 

We should be delighted to find anything more than con- 
jecture in the statement that Gildersome was in any way 
connected with Gelderland, not to mention Dutch Baptists of 
1200. We are afraid the linking of Dutch Nonconformist 
history with our Yorkshire place-name is unwarranted, and 
may lead to a very erroneous notion. So much for Mr. Eooke's 
Introduction. We should like to see the names of the Baptists 
who are said to have been implicated in the Farnley Wood 
Plot of 1663. It is quite possible there were two or three. 
William Mitchell must be regarded as the head of the Yorkshire 
Baptists, having concentrated his societies about 1692. We 
hope our Baptist friends will trace back a little further (as may 
be done,) the streamlets that fed the Mitchell movement. 
Thomas Dewhirst, a native of Otley, who was baptized at 
Bacup in 1700, laboured at Gildersome, and during his minis- 
try (in 1707,) the first chapel was erected on land granted for 
that purpose by Thomas Hardcastle, son of the Eev. Thomas 
Hardcastle, ejected from Bramham in 1662, who was born at 
Barwick in Elmet. The Eev. Thomas Hardcastle became 
pastor of the Baptist Church at Broadmead, Bristol, in 1671, 
and died there in 1678. Gildersome and Eawdon were worked 
together under John Wilson and Natlianael Booth until the 
Gildersome church was constituted in 1749, under the Eev. 
John Tommas. He was succeeded in 1755 by the Eev. Thomas 
Ashworth, who died in 1769, and was succeeded by his nephew 
the Eev. James Ashworth, who removed to Farsley in 1797. 
In 1807 the Eev. William Scarlett followed, and died there in 
1841. The Eev. E. S. Frearson settled from 1843-1846; the 



Eev. John Sargent from 1850-1856 ; and Mr. Haslam from 
1862 to the present time. The occasional ministrations of the 
great Missionary — ^Yilliam "Ward — can scarcely he termed a 
pastorate (p. 87 note.) We join in the Tvish that " many more 
such valuahle monographs were compiled," and hope that the 
interesting Gildersome memorial may lead to the publication 
of others in Yorkshire. 

A Manual foe the Visitor to Pontefeact Castle. 1888. 
Pontefract, Eichard Holmes, Advertiser office. 66 pages, 6d. 

These little books are of great popular service, and every 
Tisitor, to profit by his visit, must have one. Mr. Holmes 
deserves to be the owner of Pontefract castle, he has made its 
history so much his life study ; and we advise our readers to 
obtain the manual and read it before they visit the historic 

H. E. H. Peixce Geoege, Visit to York and Presentation of 
the Freedom of the City of Y^ork. By Mr. ^Vm. Camidge. 
Reprinted from the Yorkshire Gazette, July 21, 1888. 10 pages. 

Such valuable, historical, newspaper contributions ought 
always to be reprinted, and copies deposited in our town and 
county libraries. The visit of Prince Albert Victor prompted 
the writing of this account of a royal visit in 1789. 

Old Y'oekshiee Maps axd Deeds. — We acknowledge receipt 
of an anonymously sent parcel from Hull containing some 
maps and plans dated 1822, and from the same or another 
kind friend an old Y^orkshire deed referring to the Coates 
family in Craven. We will print its contents shortly, and beg 
to thank the donor or donors. We hope that any person 
having Y^orkshire documents that are likely to come to grief 
will imitate our friend, or at least lend them to us for a few 

From Mr. Speight we have received several old chap-books 
which shall be described, and from Mr. Hainsworth, a most 
beautiful "Bazaar Programme; Wakefield Bishopric Ladies 
House Fund, April, 1887." Leeds, E. Jackson. The eight 
illustrations by Wagstaff are excellent. They embrace Wake- 
field Cathedral, Six Chimneys, Walton Hall, Heath Old Hall 
Sandal Castle, Pilkington Chantry, Chapel on the Bridge (2.) 

Exeecises at the 125th anniversary of Bummer Academy, 
Newbury, Mass., June 1888. Address by Hon. Wm. Dummer 
Northend. . Salem, 1888. 61 pages. 

The name Northend smacks strongly of the puritan family 
at Halifax in our own county. Eichard Saltonstall, the 
Lougfellows, and especially the Sewalls are referred to, but we 
are not aware that old Y^orkshire has any claim on the 
Dummers. We wish that so neat and valuable a pamplilet 
could be issued respecting the "Y^'orkshirc School," in London. 



Tom Keld's Hole ; A Story of Goathland, N. E. Yorks. By 
W. Stouehouse, with photograpli of T. J. Banks' painting of 
the Hole. 2nd edition. Whitby, Forth and Son, 1880. 64 
pages. Is. 

Mr. Stonehouse has now passed his three score years and 
ten, and has embodied some of the local traditions of a century 
back in this interesting temperance story. We hope to give 
the full account of a man " gannin ti Stowsley ti see t' whase 
man aboot Mattee Elders' dowther beein bewitched" in the 
Folk-Lore section, with a translation of North Yorkshire dialect 
into Calder-dale-lingo, as it is not fictitious. Tom Keld's 
Hole, in Goathland, now appears on the Ordnance map. We 
are very pleased to possess this little book. 

Hamilton's Collection of Paeodies, Monthly, 6d., now 
enters on its sixth year. It stands unique in English and 
American literature, and forms a never -failing fund of inform- 
ation and merriment. London, Keeves and Turner, Strand. 

The Monthly Chronicle of North Country Lore and Legend 
for 1888, makes a volume of 576 pages, and nearly 200 illus- 
trations. It is undoubtedly the most vigorous, though one of 
the youngest members, of the Notes and Queries family. Either 
of the two volumes may be had in cloth for 8s., from Walter 
Scott, Newcastle, or London. 

History of the Wilmer Family. By C. Wilmer Foster, B,A. 
and Joseph J. Green, 1888. Privately printed by Goodali and 
Suddick, Leeds. 4to., pp. xvi., 423, 12s. 6d. Dedicated to the 
Earl of Eosse. 

Though not so sumptuously illustrated as was the Stansfelcl 
Family issued by the same printers, the Wilmer volume is a 
credit to the authors and printers, and will become increas- 
ingly valuable. We are sorry to see that some of our county 
Wilmer branches have little interest in the story of their 
forefathers. Nowhere is this indifference more noticeable 
than in the case of some of the principal families which repre- 
sent the now extinct Yorkshire Wilmers, and of which, in some 
instances, not a single individual has subscribed for a copy of 
the work, or afforded the information which has always been 
applied for . . . . " The latter complaint fully justifies 
this exposure, and we think more or less of remorse will follow 
the apathy, as their children ask for copies of the volume in 
future years, and will think a copy cheap at treble the sub- 
scription price. Chapter X. treats of the Wilmers ©f York and 
Upper Helmsley, where they have been located three centuries. 
A sheet pedigree shows their maternal descent from the De 
Bruces of Skelton, and De Thwengs of Helmsley. George 
Wilmer married Margaret Thweng, of Upper Helmsley in 1620, 
and the marriage sermon, 26 pp. 4to., by W. Bradshaw, was 
printed at the time in London. 



Gossip Arms. 
The Gossips, of Thorp-arch, 
are traced from 1704, and the 
Fields of Heaton, near Brad- 
ford, now represented by the 
Earl of Eosse, from about the 
same date. Whittell and Her- 
bert of UpperHelmsley,are next 
followed down to the present 
year. An Elizabeth Wilmer, 
baptized 1598, married Robert 
Gossip Arms. Rookes, Esq., of West Ham, 

who died about 1632, leaving a son Robert. We wonder if 
Rookes had gone south from Yorkshire. A brief sketch of 
Dr. Peter Murray, of Harrogate and Scarborough, from Bal- 
garnie's "Beloved Physician," is given. He died at Scar- 
borough in 1864, aged 81. The Willetts of Eushforth Hall are 
followed for a century in Yorkshire, and the Hopkins and 
Greens, Yorkshire quaker families ; Woods, of Settle, Palmes, 
of Lindley and Watkins of Conisborough, figure largely in the 
records. Several portraits and plates of arms adorn the book, 
which we may well and proudly claim as a Yorkshire work. 

In Memoriam J. E. Bailey, F.S.A. By W. E. A. Axon, 
F.R.S.L. 10 pages with portrait. Reprinted from Manchester 
Quarterly. 1888. 

Erom ten years' correspondence with Mr. Bailey, we can 
thoroughly endorse Mr. Axon's eulogistic memorial. Alas ! 
that his labours, so abundant, were so summarily cut short. 
Every possessor of the Palatine Note Book will be delighted witli 
this pamphlet, which should accompany that valuable monthly. 

Memoir of Col. J. L. Chester, LL.D., D.C.L. By J. Ward 
Dean. Boston, printed for private distribution, 1884. Portrait. 
24 pages. 


We had the pleasure of corresponding with Col. Chester from 
the time he was transcribing the " Westminster Abbey Eegis- 
ters " in 1872, to the date of his death ; and at Mr. F. Barber's 
request supplied the Col. with the notice of Gen. Joshua Guest 
contained in that volume. His genial letters from that date 
to 1882, we highly treasure, and not less this memoir and 
portrait. Of his 87 folio volumes of extracts from parish 
registers, two are devoted to Yorkshire names. 

An Idyl from Nantucket. With Notes by the Eev. Bobert 
Collyer. New York, T. E. Knox, 1888. 24 pages, 

A gem of a love story, as artless as it is sublime. 

Account of Field Meeting at Montsereat, with the origin of 
ihe name of Beverly. Salem, Essex Institute, 1888. 35 pages. 

The probable origin of the name Beverley is traced to Major 
General Eobert Sedgwick, 1654, supposed grandson of Eobert 
Sedgwick, gent., and his wife Barbara Percy of Scotton, repre- 
sentatives of two old Yorkshire families. The Major is thought 
to have named it after Beverley, E. Yorks. 

By-Ways in Book-Land ; Short Essays on Literary Subjects. 
By W. Davenport Adams. London, Elliot Stock, 1888. 224 

The chapters are very short, but interesting and suggestive, 
and the volume fills a vacant spot in the series of Book Lover's 
Library. " Euskin as Poet," " Stings for the Stingy," "Bed- 
side Books," " Nonsense Verses," "Single Speech Hamiltons," 
" Puns and Patronymics," " Yours truly," "Postscripts," and 
fi score more topics shew the variety of By-ways traversed. 

Yorkshire Arch^ological Association. Eecord Series, Vol. 
V. Feet of Fines of the Tudor Period. Part II. (E. White, 
Worksop, printer for the Society,) 1888. pp. iv., 255. 

The index of sixty pages tells the worth of this volume to 
ihe Yorkshire Genealogist and Topographer, and we heartily 
endorse Mr. Chadwick's eulogium on the editor. Dr. Collins, 
who is a ' tower of strength to the Society,' and therefore, we 
^dd, a public benefactor. 

Old Yorkshire. Just as we print this sheet we learn that 
Mr. Smith, Morley, proposes to issue a new series of " Old 
Yorkshire," uniform with the first series, but, of course, not a 

Pen and Pencil Pictures of Old Bradford. — We have 
j)leasure in calling attention to a circular issued by Mr. Wm. 
Scruton, West Bowling, Bradford, announcing the publication 
of a volume under this title. There will be over sixty illustra- 
tions of old buildings sketched by the author, during the trans- 
formation period in Bradford since 1860. The price, 5s., will 
be raised 50 p. c. after publication for any surplus copies. A 
limited impression at a guinea is also offered. 



Mr. John Andrew was born on May 25th, 1810, in Lydgate, 
a small village in the district of Saddleworth, Yorkshire. Soon 
after his birth his parents removed to a village near Oldham, 
in Lancashire, and from thence, in 1814, they removed to 
Leeds. Here the elder Mr. Andrew entered into business as a 
grocer and flour dealer, and ultimately as a corn miller and 
maltster ; though it may be mentioned to his credit that when 
he became imbued with temperance ideas —for he, like his son, 
was a temperance man — he gave up the last-mentioned part of 
his business for conscience sake. From the age of twelve to 
fifteen years, John Andrew was under the tuition of Mr. J. 
Sigston, of the Queen-square Academy, Leeds, a schoolmaster 
of considerable local celebrity. For some time, too, Mr. 

Andrew acted as a tutor for Mr. Sigston, and during this time 
he was also a prominent and active member of the Leeds 
Mechanics' Institute, then at the outset of its existence. 

Mr. Andrew's attention was drawn to the question of tem- 
perance quite early in life, and he at once became an adherent 
of the principle, one of the chief reasons for this being the 

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impression made upon his mind by reading the autobiography 
of Benjamin Franklin. Tlie Leeds Temperance — but not then 
Teetotal — Society was formed in 1830, and one of the first to 
join its ranks was John Andrew, then twenty years old. He 
was appointed one of the committee of the West End branch, 
and subsequently its secretary, this position giving him an 
of&ciai seat on the general committee of the general society, 
and from this point Mr. Andrew began to be a prominent figure 
in early temperance work. 

On January 1st, 1834, Mr. Andrew signed the teetotal 
pledge, and at the time of his death (January 5th, 1888j he 
had, therefore, completed 54 years of total abstinence. It has 
often been asserted that Mr. Andrew was actually the first man 
in Leeds to take what was then considered the extreme step of 
pledging himself to abstain not merely from spnits, but from 
all alcoholic stimulants whatever ; and we believe that this 
assertion is correct. In the same year a conference of temper- 
ance reformers was held in Leeds, and the formation of a 
Yorkshire Temperance Association was decided upon. To this 
newly formed association Mr. Andrew was appointed hon. sec, 
whilst the late Mr. W. Pollard, of Manchester, was appointed 
paid secretary and agent. 

By this time Mr. Andrew had associated himself with his 
father and brother in the extensive corn-dealing business which 
they now were carrying on. He conducted a branch business 
for the firm in a district of Leeds called the Leylands, under a 
place of worship known as Ann Carr's Chapel, and here the 
standard of temperance was set up, and a centre of active 
temperance work established. In the early part of 1836 he 
was presented with a silver medal by his fellow-workers as a 
mark of their esteem, the presentation being made: by Mr. 
(now Dr.) F. R. Lees. Shortly after this, in June, 1836, he 
became one of the foremost of those who, in conjunction with 
Mr. Lees, succeeded in putting the Leeds Temperance Society 
on the solid foundation of total abstinence. Many heartburn- 
ings took place at the time, but " wisdom was justified of her 
children," and soon other Yorkshire societies followed the ex- 
ample set them by Leeds. The British Association for the 
Promotion of Temperance held its third conference in Leeds in 
1837, and Mr. Andrew was appointed its secretary, a position 
he continued to occupy in subsequent years. In 1840 the work 
had become almost too heavy for him, encumbered as he was 
by business cares; but in 1841 he was relieved from these and 
became the travelling secretary and agent of the association, 
which by this time had become the British Temperance League. 
He held this important ofiice four years, and in work was 
*'more abundant," giving lectures and addresses week by week 
all over the country, arranging and supervising agents' work, 
and carrying on the extended correspondence of the league. 



In 1844 Mr. Andrew removed to Scarborough, where he 
opened a temperance hotel. On his removal, his Leeds friends 
presented him with an address on vellum, and also a purse 
containing sixty sovereigns. In 1847 his brother — the well- 
known Joseph Andrew — died, and this compelled John to 
return to Leeds to assist his father in his business ; and from 
that time Leeds was his dvv^elling-place, and from thence as a 
centre he still continued his " labour of love " as an apostle of 
temperance, and there, where he had given the strength of his 
3"0uth, he gave the vigour of his manhood, until old age found 
him crowned with the respect and admiration of his friends 
and fellow-townsmen. On January 1st, 1884, he celebrated 
his teetotal jubilee, on which occasion he was presented with 
an address in book form containing upwards of 200 signatures 
and a purse of £170. 

Mr. Andrew was a devoted and humble-minded Christian, 
and a respected member of the Baptist community. For many 
years he was an esteemed member of the congregation worship- 
ing at South-parade Chapel, Leeds, of which he was deacon up 
io the time of his death. Mr. Andrew held pronounced views 
on the question of Church Disestablishment, and for long was 
an active and vigorous agent of the Liberation Society. Into 
this controversy, however, he carried no bitterness, and in his 
public work he gained alike the respect of Churchmen and 
Dissenters. For many years Mr. Andrew was a vegetarian, 
and often advocated the cause of healthful dietary. 

Mr. Andrew may be said to have died in harness, for his 
work lasted up to the last. In 1887 he paid a visit to Ireland, 
and took part in several temperance meetings in that country, 
but met with an accident as he was getting into a tram-car at 
Carrickfergus, in August, and from the injury he thus received 
he never quite recovered. He was strong enougii, however, to 
journey down to Tyneside in November, 1887, to take part in 
the great reunion of temperance reformers held in Newcastle, 
November 29th, and in the evening he spoke with considerable 
animation at a public meeting presided over by his friend Mr. 
George Dodds, Mayor of Tynemoutli. This, however, w\as to 
be practically his last work for the noble cause he had so much 
at heart; for on his return journey he took a severe chill, and 
this brought on serious symptoms, which proved too much for 
strength at his advanced time of life, so he calmly fell on 
sleep" at six o'clock in the evening of January 5th, 1888, at 
the age of seventy-seven, having spent sixty years of his life as 
a temperance reformer. His end, however, was comparatively 
sudden and unexpected, and, indeed, at eight o'clock of the 
evening of his death — two hours, in fact, after he had departed — 
he was re-elected as one of the officers of the Leeds Temperance 
Society. He was buried in Woodhouse Cemetery. 



See also a very interesting sketch of Mr. Andrew in the 
National Temperance League Annual " for 1889. 

J. G. Cunningham. 

%o\xiaxb—(&avl of Carlisk. 

William George, eighth Earl of Carlisle, of Naworth Castle, 
Cumberland, and Castle Howard, Yorkshire, died on March 
29th, at his residence in Kent, at the advanced age of 81 years, 
he having been born on the 23rd of February, 1808. The 

deceased succeeded his 
brother (George William 
Frederick, the seventh 
Earl, who was so well 
known and beloved for 
his philanthropic works 
and public services) on 
the 5th December, 1864. 
He was the third son of 
George, the sixth Earl 
of Carlisle, and Lady 
Georgiana, eldest 
daughter and co-heir of 
W^illiam, fifth Duke of 
Devonshire. The de- 
ceased entered holy 
orders, and was rector 
of Londesborough, near 
Market Weighton, East 
Yorkshire, from 1832 to 
1877. For some years 
before the death of his 
brother he was unable 
to fulfil the duties of his 
high position owing to 
a mental affection, and 
the estates were vested 
in the hands of trustees, 
of whom the chief was 
his brother, the late 
Lord Lanerton. The 
latter died on the 8th 
October, 1880, and as his next brother, the Hon. Charles 
W^entworth George Howard, had pre-deceased him, the man- 
agement of the estates devolved upon Mr. George James 
Howard, son of the Hon. Charles, who became the resident 
trustee, and has lived chiefly at Castle Howard and Naworth. 
It is a somewhat singular fact, in connection with the Earldom 
of Carlisle, that the title and estates, through seven generations 



extending over a period of two centuries, had descended in a 
direct line from father to son until the death of the seventh 
Earl, when the first break occurred. The present and ninth 

Earl, George James Howard, was the only son of the Hon. 
Charles Wentworth George Howard, and Mary, second daughter 
of Lord Wensleydale. He is a strong advocate of temperance 
principles, and lias closed all the public houses which belonged 
to the Castle Howard estates, as well as getting rid of the large 



brewing plant and the immense vats of old ale, for which the 
castle cellars were famous. Mr. Howard married, on the 4th 

October, 1864, Kosalind Frances Stanley, youngest daughter of 
Edward John, second Lord Stanley of Alderley, and sister of the 
present Peer. They have issue, six sons and four daughters, 
the eldest, now Viscount Morpeth, being Charles James Stanley, 
born 8fch March, 1867. The remains of the late Earl were in- 
terred in the mausoleum in Castle Howard Park. 



Before replying to ^h.. \\. Paley 
Baildon and other Correspondents, 
let me tell your readers liow the 
Clapham Pedigree referred to came 
to be compiled. A gentleman, a 
Member of the Yorkshire Archseo- 
logical Society, is preparing a gene- 
alogy of the principal Leeds families 
and wrote to a dear friend for the 
Clapham Pedigree. He, taking no 
interest in the subject, and knowing 
that the writer had thought about it 
and made it his study for years, sent 
the letter to me. In answer to the request, I sent the Pedigree 
and received it back with corrections, additions and annotations. 
It is not an easy thing to ascertain the exact lineal descent of 
almost any family in England for a thousand years. The Pioyal 
Family, ^^orman, Plantagenet, Tudor, Stuart, Hanoverian, from 
William I. to Victoria, has changed several times. Henry YIt. 
before he was made king had hardly a drop of Eoyal blood in 
his veins. The Percy family, one of the most ancient, Mr, J. 
P. Pritchett in his interesting paper tells us, became extinct 
three times in the male line between the Norman Conquest and 
the Yictorian age. \Yhilst therefore taking great care to avoid 
errors, I may here and there have made a mistake which I shall 
be very glad to correct upon obtaining additional knowledge. 

The name Clapham is one of the oldest in the kingdom. It 
has been the custom from the earliest times (Genesis 4, 17) 
to the Nineteenth Century for men to "call their lands after 
their own names," (Psalm 49, 11), and in our own County we 
have excellent examples in Saltaire," " Piipleyville," and 
" Akroydom,'" Therefore I have Scriptural and modern 
authority for believing that the Claphams in England were 
called after men of the same name. There are four, one in 
Yorkshire, one in Surrey, one in Sussex, and one in Bedford- 
shire. The last has one of the oldest Churches in Britain, 
being Anglo-Saxon. See Parker's Glossary of Architecture, 
Vol. I,, page 516, The traveller leaving Bedford for the North 
will see the Anglo-Saxon Tower of Clapham Church on the 
right hand side of the line as he faces the engine, within five 
minutes of the train starting from Bunyau's famous City. 

Mr. Baildon seems to doubt the royal origin of the family, 
but every branch whether in England or Scotland appear to 
trace their source from x\lphonso, duke of Lorraine, sixth son 
of Pharamond, king of France. As Pharamond is said to be 
the founder of the first line of French kings it is no wonder 



that Mr. Baildon could not find Alphonso amongst the Dukes 
of Lorraine in the tenth century ! If he had been well up in 
his French history, he would have known that the JDiikes of 
Lorraine had become Kings before the time of Robert of 
Normandy. That the Clapham family have always maintained 
their French royal origin may be seen from the six fleurs-de- 
lys which have adorned their shield for hundreds of years. 
See " A genealogy of the Family of Clapham, of Burton Pidsea, 
in Holderness, from an ancient MS. in their possession. The 
early dates confirmed by the Heralds." But the writer would 
say en passant that he lays little stress on the traditional Royal 
original of the family, and if the choice were given him, would 
a thousand times rather be related to John Buoyan the tijiker, 
than Charles II. or George IV. the king. 

Your critic deals largely in negatives and gives little proof, 
but plenty of supposition. He cannot see how such a one as 
•'Arthur Clapham" can have lived either at Clapham in Surrey 
or Clapham in Yorkshire. Let us try and enlighten his un- 

He quotes Domesday Book, as if that authority had anything 
to do with the question. It is maintained that Arthur Clapham 
fled from Surrey in 1066, and Mr. W. Paley Baildon says he 
was not there, twenty years after, in 1086 ! With respect to 
Clapham in Yorkshire, has our critic ever heard of the des- 
olation of Northumbria in 1068 by William the Conqueror? 
Freeman in his history of the Norman Conquest says, "All 
Yorkshire " was wasted. " Yorkshire was a wilderness," Vol. 
IV., page 294. 100,000 men, women and children were put to 
the sword, and the land lay " a waste " for 50, some historians 
say, for 200 years. 

It is quite possible that Arthur Clapham may have fled 
further North, and he or his son returned to Yorkshire after the 
death of William in 1088. The Domesday Book was compiled 
in 1086, and the Yorkshire portion being very meagre is the 
least interesting of all. Again quoting Mr. Freeman, who says, 
" After the frightful havoc, lands in Yorkshire could be of little 
value to any man, native or stranger."! Mr. Baildon is very 
learned in dates : but he does not seem to be aware that some 
families never gave dates at all, and their facts were accepted 
by the heralds. I need not remind him that in the genealogy 
of our Saviour from Adam to Mary, there is not a single date 
given. I suppose he considers this a "weakness!" But in 
some of the best known Yorkshire families, Mr. J. W. Clay, 

* The ruins of Clapdale Castle, at the foot of Ingleborough, are mentioned 
in Whitaker's "Craven." All the Clapham Genealogies published give an 
Arthur about the time of the Norman Conquest. 

t In Plantagenet and Tudor times, Claphams held property in Clapham. 
(See Yorkshire Wills published by the Y. A. & T. S.) 



r.S.A., in his admirable paper on the "Yorkshire Visitations," 
says that in such as Sir Eichai'd Tempest of Tong, "no dates 
of any kind are affixed." 

^\*hen Mr. Baildon condescends to come down from his lofty 
platform of assertion and supposition to argument, he is equally 
unhappy ! He " suspects " that a generation has been left out 
between "Francis, Bapt., at Leeds, 1586, and John C. 1686, 
stated to be his grandson." He does not appear to know that 
individuals of the Clapham family were often long-lived. Thus 
John Clapham who died in 1792 was 67 years old. His son 
John was 80, and his grandsons, John and Samuel, were 82 and 
84: respectively : whilst his great grandson John Peele Clapham 
was 74. With this explanation let us return to his " suspect," 
that one hundred years could not elapse between the births of 
a man and his grandson, what may have taken place 200 years 
ago we know has taken place within the present century ! 
John Clapham was born November 25th, 1779. John Clapham 
was born April 24th, 1824. Howard Dennis Clapham was born 
March 10th, 1882. There are over 102 years between the first 
in 1779 and his grandson in 1882. \Yhat becomes of our 
friend's argument that 100 years would not be likely to elapse 
between "two generations" "? If he will kindly supply me with 
the name of the emitted, I will gladly add it to the pedigree : 
Is not this captious criticism ? Mr. Baildon does not seem to 
be aware what a difficult matter it often is to make out a correct 
pedigree or he would not have written such a slashing article. 
Historians know that it is easier to pull down than to build up. 

Thanks to the carelessness of the Clergymen of the last two 
centuries, and the cupidity of some present church authorities, 
who think more of their Piegistrar's fees than the convenience 
of the public, whose servants they are, it is often difficult to 
trace a lineage. Take an example of the first : Mr. J. G. Clapham 
M.P. in the Canadian Parliament, wrote to the Yicar of Leeds 
in 1865 asking information of the following entry — " 3rd Aug. 
1663, Mr. Clapham. of Hunslet Hall, had a child born," and 
says "through the culpable neglect of the officiating Clergyman 
neither the Christian nam.e of the Child or Parent are inserted." 
After writing for further information, he adds in conclusion — 
" My sole object is to leave with my offspring in this Country 
(Canada), where by the providence of God their lot appears to be 
cast, a correct genealogy of the family with a desire and earnest 
prayer that they may transmit it unsullied to remote genera- 
tions." Mr. J. G. Clapham, M.P. was descended from the 
"Francis, born 1726," (see Clapham Pedigree).''' 

* John Clapham, born 10th Oct.. 16>^G : his son was 
Francis Clapham, honi 80th March, 1726 ; his sou was 
Saml. Smith Clfipham, born 2ml Feb., 1769 ; his son was 
John Greaves Clapham, born ord Oct., 1792 : the Canadian M.P. 

Leeds Parish Churcli I\ii;ist(r. 



In regard to the second point, viz. the cupidity of Church 
authorities : we know that the Leeds Parish Church Registers 
are the indignation of all true Yorkshire Antiquarians. Whilst 
the vicars have been amongst the noblest and most public 
spirited of clergymen, all attempts or suggestions to publish 
the valuable registers have been resisted by the authorities. If 
we could have them printed, many things that are obscure to 
Mr. Wm. Paley Baildon in the Clapham genealogy might be 
cleared up. The critic objects to the family claiming their 
descent from the Kings of France, but every right minded 
member will value far more highly their kinship, however 
remote, with the poets Heber and Longfellow. 

In Mr. Baildon's last quotation he seems to undervalue the 
work of the heralds. Mr. Clay, and all true historians, value 
their authority very highly. Some of our most learned Societies 
have published the "Visitations." The Heralds had absolute 
power in their hands to remove all scutcheons and incorrect 
genealogies and punish offenders whether individuals or cor- 
porations. It is hardly the thing for even an Authority so 
highly prized by us all as "Whitaker to write of "the inventions 
of venal heralds." 

Belonging to a family which has for generations, from father 
to son, fought for the rights and liberties of the people, and who 
have won the respect of their neighbours and fellow countrymen, 
the writer vfould conclude with the following extract from Edna 
Lyall's "Knight-Errant," (Vol. 1, page 18). 

" To belong to a family which has earned well deserved 
respect, to be able to look back upon forefathers who have lived 
well and bravely, to know that your father and his father before 
him spoke for freedom and pleaded the cause of the people, this 
is indeed a birthright worth having. An inheritance of money 
may or may not be a desirable thing, but an inheritance of 
character, an ancestry of generous true-hearted men who did 
justly and loved mercy, and Avalked humbly with their God, 
this is a thing that kings might covet." J. A. C. 

[Mr. C. will find that Clapham, as a place name, existed before Clapham — 
a surname. This is etymologically as well as historically proved, and the 
terminating syllables in his modern instances — Akroy<io7i, &c., shew they are 
not parallel cases. He will also agree with us that Mr. Baildon's proposed 
method of compiling a pedigree from original charters is infinitely preferable 
to accepting the numerous Yorkshire pedigrees of two centuries ago, where 
no attempt at proof is given. Very few, indeed, have Mr. Baildon's ability 
to cope with ancient charters.] 


Swale, of Burns Gate, near Eipley, and Coverdale. — James,. 
Eichard, and Solomon Swale were brothers. James had, 
besides five daughters, four sons, — John, Solomon, Thomas and 
Jonas. The latter Solomon, my father, died May 17, 1884. 

Mrs. Peacock, Stokesley. 



Wise, of Appleton. — I have just picked up an old Bible,. 
(1630, 4to., printed b}' Tlio. and John Buck, Cambridge,) from 
wbicli I have gathered together the following fragmentary notes : 
William Wise=f= 

Martin, bapt. Sep. 25, 1657. He was living, seemingly, in 
=1= 1707, leaving issue. 

1 ^ I ^1 

William, born Jan. 27, 1684. Kobert, born March, 1692. George 

[born Dec. 25, 1696. 


I . I I I 

Ann, born June Elizabeth, born Jane, born George, born 

11, 1725. Ap. 4, 1728. Mch.21,173- J— y, 173— 

of Appleton. 

Eoger Wise of Button or Sutton, c. 1714, makes a lewd entry.. 
The Bell at Appleton : Hoc si capias dominum cognosere Libri 
post hos vers — os nomen habebit. Hi Bob. 

Martin Wise his Book. 

God give him grace on it to luke 

And when the Bels doth for him knowl 

Lord Jesus Christ receaue his Sowl. 1697. 

God give him grace on it to looke 

And when hee dies Bing out his Bell 

And take this booke and youse it well. Ed. 


YiPONT. The following extract from the Parish Begisters of 
Dalston, Cumberland, may interest Mr. T. Scorah : — 

" 1840, Aug. 20, Phoebe Yipont, widow, of Buckhow Bank, 
aged 71, buried." 


Stlj0rp^, 0f 'gopton ^alL 

Contributed by J. M. F. 

I. Eichard Thorpe, of Shibdeyne in Southowram, Clothier, 
(deed 31 Oct., 1560,) purchased of Tho. Wentworth, of Goxhill, 
(? East Biding or Lincolnshire,) Esquire, Hopton Hall and 
sundry closes of land. He also purchased part of the baru 
and closes of land of John Hopton, of Blake- hall, in Mirfield, 
Esquire, 8 Aug., 1593. He was buried at Mirfield, April 1, 
1597 ; and Widow Jenett Thorpe (presumably his widow,) was 
interred there 31 July, 1602. His children were (Ha) Eichard, 
(Ub) Elizabeth, bur. at Mfd. 23 Dec, 1568, (He) Agnes, bap. 
at M. 2 Nov., 1572; married John Thorp, of Wliitehill iu 
Northowram, and afterwards of Yew Trees, iu Hipperholme, 
where his family bad resided from before 1405. 



Ila. Eicliard Thorpe, of Hopton Hall, bap. at Mfd. 15 Jan., 
15G9, bur. there Jan. 1G22; purchased Boyfhall Wood and close 

of land of John Hopton (who 
died 23 Feb. 1614) of Armley, 
Esq., deed dated 5 Feb. 1602. 
He also purchased Calvey 
Clough, &c., of Ealph Hopton 
of Armley, gent., son and 
heir of said John, and Christ- 
opher Hopton, of Armley, 
gent., younger brother of 
the said Ealph, deed dated 
4 Jan., 1618. Elizabeth, 
widow of Eichard Thorpe, 
was bur. at M. 5 July, 1645, 

Hopton Arms. 

[The Thorpes of East Eiding bear 

arms, a silver shield powdered with 

blue fleurs-de-lys, a red lion rampant. 

They were seated in Atwick in 1315, 

and for two centuries afterwards. Of 

the Halifax Thorpes I know of no arms. 

—Ed.] The Thorpes 

of East Riding. 

will dated 28 May, 1645, proved at York. Their children were 
(Ilia) Samuel, (Illb) Grace, bap. 11 Sep. 1603, (IIIc) a 
daughter bap. 12 Oct. 1606, (Illd) Daniel, bap. 12 July, 1601; 
? married and had a son Jeremiah. 

Ilia. Samuel Thorpe, of Hopton Hall, yeoman, bap. 25 July, 
1596, died 30 Nov. 1644, bur. at Mfd., Dec. 2nd., will dated 18 
Aug. 1643. He married Judith, d. Thos. Eodes, of Flockton. 
She married 2ndly, Sir Matthew Wentworth, of Bretton, Bart., 
(2nd wife ; Hunter's Voncastcr, Vol. II. p. 244.) The children 
of Samuel and Judith Thorpe were (IVa) Eichard, and (IVb) 
Judith, d. 9 June, 1650 ; bur. at Mfd. 

IVa. Eichard Thorpe, of Hopton, (one of the ejected minis- 
ters,) born 1637 or 8, died 27 Jan. 1712-3, aged 75, bur. at 
Mfd. 30 Jan. Founded Knowl School. Deed of endowment 
24 Feb. 1667. He married Mary , who died at her son- 
in-law's, Mr. Hutton, of Pudsey, 8 May, bur. 12 May, at Mfd., 
1725, (vide Lees Hall deeds.) Their children were (Va) Samuel, 
bap. 8 March, bur. 13 July, 1666; (Vb) Eichard, of Thornhill 
Lees Hall, bap. 2 Oct., 1667; ob. coelebs 6 Jan., 1715 ; bur. at 
Mfd. 10 Jan., bought Lees Hall estate Dec. 1714, for about 



£1,800: (Vc) Daniel, of Hopton Hall, (''clerk" in deed 7 Oct., 
1718,) born 24 Feb. 1G87, died unmarried 7 March, 1719-20, 
bur. at Mfd. 11 March; (Vd) Samuel, (Ve) Mary, married at 
Mfd. 4 Jan. 1710, Eichard Hutton of Pudsey, son of Richard 
Hutton. She was bur. at Calverley Church, 24 Dec. 1723, will 
dated 1720 — , leaves property to seven poor nonconformist 
chapels; (Yfj Judith, d. 15 May, 1693, jet. 25^ years, bur. at 
Peniston Church, Hunter's Doncaster, II. 340 ; (Vg) Dorothy, 
ob. unmarried, bur. at Mfd. 3 Dec. 1711. (? 8 Dec. see North- 
owram Begister ed. by J. Horsfall Turner; (Vh) Martha, bap. 11 
May, 1664, mar. at Mfd. 7 Oct. 1685, Elkana Eich of Bull- 
house, Peniston, gent., who died 21 July, 1724, set. 65. Mrs. 
Eich died 1 Feb. 1722-3, set. 59. Issue— six children, only 
one left issue, Martha, who mar. (1) Eichard Eodes, of Great 
Houghton, Esq., and (2) Samuel Crompton, of Derby, Esq. 
From the first marriage are descended Lord Houghton and Mr. 

Vd. Samuel, of Hopton Hall and of Dean Shutts, Ashton- 
under-Lyne, born July 6, bap. July 22, 1672, married Isabella, 
only dau. of Ealph Sandiforth, of Dean Shutts, gent., marriage 
settlement dated 27, 28 Sep. 1699. Their issue— (Via) Samuel, 
of Dean Shutts, died unmarried, will dated 27 Jan. 1732, regis- 
tered at Wakefield, 16 March, 1738, devised his estates to his 
mother, then a widow; (VIb) 
Eichard, mar. Mary d. Eev. 
Edward Eishton, Vicar of Al- 
mondbury, where he was bur. 
7 Feb. 1741, ob. s.p., mort- 
gaged Hopton Hall, &c., to 
Dinah Mann for £1500 in 1738; 
(Vic) Martha mar. John Darn- 
borough of Tong, and had issue; 
(VId) Dorothy mar. Henry 
Moore, of Hunslet, afterwards 
of Armley; (Vie) Mary, mar. 

Abraham Balme, of Bowl- 
ing, and had issue Abraham 
Balme, of Whitley. Abraham, 
the father, married 2ndly 
Mary, widow of his brother- 
in-law, Eichard Thorpe. See 
pedigree and emblazoned arms 
in Yorkshire Genealoqist. Vol. I. 

(Vlf) Bridget ? Isabel, mar. 
William ? Eichard Bent of Dean 
Shutts and of Knott, Lancashire, 
and had issue, (Vila) Isabella, 
wife of Samuel Swire, of Dean 

See also Yorks. Gen., Vol. I. 



Shutts, and (Vllb) Mary wlio mar. (1) Timothy Whitehead of 
Bolderstone near Kochdale, Attorney at Law, and (2) Daniel 
Thackray of Lees, near Ashton; (VIg) Isabella, d. unmar., 
will 24 Sep., 1762. 


Nathan Bowes, of Hunslett, died 1713, being then a grand- 
father. £20 offered for Baptismal Register or other legal 
evidence that will affiliate him. A. S. G. 

Can any connection be 
shown between the Mores of 
Barnborongh and those of 
Angram Grange in the Bird- 
f or til Wapentake, or those of 
the Baliwick of Buckros and 
Dickeringe ? 

All 3 families bore the same 
arms, bat the published pedi- 
grees do not show any rela- 
tionship, although this is not 
conclusive that there was 
none, for the 2 latter families 
only appear in Dugdale's and 
Tonge's Visitations, and do 
not go back further than 1630, 
and the Barnborough pedigree 
apparently only giving the 
descent of the elder or direct 
line, the junior branches, 
having adopted the reformed 
religion, being ignored, al- 
though recent investigations 
liave traced several families 
from their source. 

The Angram Grange family 
is given by Dugdale as starting 
with "James More, a Justice 
of the Peace in the Borough of Ripon, ^tatis 67 Annorum, 13 
Sept. 1665." Who was his father? He must have been a 
man of some position. This James More married Anne, dau. 
and co-heir of Michael Ascough, of Angram, and I conclude, 
through her, acquired the estate. 

Probably James More's father descended from one of the 
numerous sons of Thomas More, of Barnbrough, (a grandson 
of the Chancellor), who having become a Protestant, his name 
or issue was excluded from the direct (Romish) pedigree, 



possibh' from the same cause that made Dugdale exclude the 
Barubrough family from his o^Yn list in his Yorkshire Visitation 
in 16G5, the R. C. and Protestant families then standing on 
opposite platforms and purposely ignoring all connection with 
each other. 

The only mention of the Mores I find in Tonge's Visitation 
of 1530, is in his Elizabethan Roll, viz : " Antonie More, Esq. 
— Argent, a Chevron between 3 Moorcocks sable, carved and 
wattled gules," which are the same arms as the Barnborough 
Mores, excepting that generally {bitt nut always) the latter family 
bore the Chevron Engrailed, this may, or may not have been a 
family or accidental difference, the Barnborough Mores or 
Moores, (for they spelt the name in 3 ways as Deeds in my 
possession can testify,) did not settle in Yorkshire till after the 
marriage of John More, the Chancellor's only son, with the 
heiress of the Cresacres of Barnborough. 

It will be a curious coincidence if they found two, or even 
one other family in Y'^orkshire bearing the same name and 
arms, and from a totally distinct ancestor. 

That Mores existed in Yorkshire from an early period is 
evident from Kirkby's inquest, for we find Hugo de Mora in 
Holdernesse in 9th of Edward 1st., — Jacobus de Mora in 
Wapentake of Pickering Lythe, — Johannes de Mora, — Johannes 
de la Mor, — Ricardus del Mor, — Robertus de la More, who had 
a grant of Free Warren in Lund and La More, in the 3rd 
Edward 2nd., — Simon de la More and Thomas de la More. 

If any of your readers or local Antiquar- 
ies can throw any light upon the family, I 
shall be glad to learn it. Address Colonel 
Moore, C. B., (F.S.A.), Frampton Hall, 
near Boston. 

[The East Riding Moores, or de la Mores 
bore silver shield, parted per pale of six 
pieces black and red, between three red 
mullets pierced with black ; and are said 
to have descended from Lawrence, who 
held lands in Oxfordshire of William I.— Ed.] 

Bewleys. — I am collecting material for a better genealogy 
of this family than has yet appeared ; they seem to be branches 
of the Busili, or Builli family of Yorkshire, and have had a 
standing in Cumberland from before the year 13G0, when 
Richard de Beaulieu had concessions from the King. The 
Viponts had lands in Cumberland, and one of them married 
the heiress of John de Builli, governor of Scarbro' and of 
Bewley, Westmorland. I should be glad of any references, but 
I know all that is to be found in the Yorkshire Archa}oloc:ical 



Society, in Dugdale, and the printed Government Eecords* 
Withington, nr. Manchester. John Yarker. 


Nathaniel Priestley, brazier or tinker, born near Bradford- 
or Halifax about 1742, died 1828. Wanted his father's name. 

— — o 

Crowthers— Born Fiddlers. — A common saying in Rastrick 
(Calderdale,) is — "There's nobody born fiddlers but t'Craathers," 
meaning that ability is acquired by diligence. Little do the 
speakers know why the Crowther family form an exception, for 
the old three-stringed fiddle called a crowd, from which the 
first Crowcler got his surname, is a thing of the long-gone past,, 
and the very name is obsolete, whilst the Crowthers have 
remained amongst us more than six centuries. J. H. T. 


The following Yorkshire References are extracted from the 
General Magazine^ (W. Owen, Temple-Bar), for 1755 : — 

February, Lent Assizes — Lord Chief Justice Eyder, Mr. Justice 
Clive. Sheriff: Tho. Foljambe, of Aldwarcke. 
Bankrupt : John Temple, of Yarm in Yorkshire,, 
linnen draper. 

March, The rev. mr. Moor, chosen head master of the 
grammar-school at Leeds in Yorkshire. 
The rev. mr. Henry Hewgill to the rectory of Smeaton 
in Yorkshire. 

Bankrupts — 18, Edward Long, of Yorkshire, clothier; 
22 John Berekenout, of Leeds, merchant. 
April. A problem proposed by Mr. John Shipman of Hull. 

The rev. mr. Dreffield, of Featherstone, near Ponte- 
fract, made prebend of that collegiate church, vacant 
by the death of mr. Warwick. 

The revd. Thomas Bounce, B.A., to the rectory of 
Ingram in Yorkshire. 

The rev. Samuel Harvey to the rectory of St. Andrew 

in the Vale, in the County of York. 

Bankrupt — 15, Samuel Oakes, of Scarborough,- 


June. Summer Assizes — Mr. Baron Adams, Hon. Mr. 
Justice Bathurst. 

6, The Wife of James Crake, of Richmond, Yorkshire, 

of three Daughters, all likely to do well. 

May 31, Death, The Rev. Mr. Dubourdieu, Rector 

of Kirby Misperton in Yorkshire. 

The Rev. Mr. Edmund Plumpton to the Rectory of 

Everingham in Yorkshire. 



Awjust. A problem iu mathematics is propounded by Mr. 

Edw. Johnson, Teacher of Mathematics at Huil. 

Death— 12, Ralph _ Liitton, Esq.; at his Seat at 

Knapton iu Yorkshire. 
Sephmht r. 13, Death, Nich. Tempest, Esq. ; second Son of Sir 

Geo. Tempest, Eart. at his Seat at Tong, Yorkshire. 
October. Mr. Watson to the Eectory of Aston, Yorkshire. 

Bankrupt — Eobert Lucas of Yarm in Yorkshire, 


Xoit mhcr. Mr. Goodwin to the Eectory of Gilling, Yorkshire. 

Deceviher. Tho. ^Yilloughby, B.A. to the Living of Milton, 

Aethue Mee, F.E.A.S., 
Llanelly. (Editor CanuarthensJdre Xotes.'') 

NoKTHEXD. — The Hon. W. D. Xorthend, Mass., has favoured 
us with the following outline. Can the family connection with 
the Halifax Xorthends be found ? 

I. John Xorthend^ has livery of Messuages in Hundsley and 
elsewhere in co. York, lately belonging to John Xorthend his 
father. Fine Eoll, 5th James, Part 1, No. 7. 

IE John Xorthend^ has livery of lands, etc. in Hunsley, 
South Cave and Eiplingham, co. York, formerly belonging to 
his father John Xorthend. 

Fine Roll, 11th Charles, Part 1, Xo. 80. 

The will of John Xorthend 2nd was dated October 8, 1625, 
and proved Xovember 19, 1625, wife Elizabeth, Executrix, in 
it he gives to the Revd. Ezekiel Rogers and his brother Robert 
Xorthend, Lord of the Manor of Weeton Parva, in trust, twenty 
acres of Meadow and twenty-four acres of Woodland in the 
Parish of South Cave, ''part and parcell of said Manor, 
(Hunsley,) for and toward the satisfaction of my debts which 
my personal estate in goods and chattells shall not extend unto 
and for and toward the raiseing of porcons for my younger 
children hereafter named — Anthonie Xorthend, Ezechiell 
Xorthend, my sonnes, and Elizabeth Xorthend, Alice Xorthend, 
Margaret Xorthend and Joane Xorthend, my daughters, to be 
equally divided between them." 

Register of Exchequer Court, York. 

The oldest son and heir of John Xorthend 2nd was John 
Xorthend. I have traced the heirship of the Manor of Hunsley 
to Christopher Xorthend who died in 1730, and no further. 
The following inscription has been copied from a marble tablet 
in St. Mary's Church, Beverley in Yorkshire : — 

" Here lyeth the body of Christopher Xorthend, gentleman 
and Alderman of this Town. He departed this life Jany. 10th, 

Y.G. G 



A.D. 1730, in the 71st year of bis age. He was ye only son of 
John Nortliend of Hunsley in the County of York, gentleman." 
Of the children of John Northend'^- Anthony remained in 
England and died at Weeton Parva in 1698. In a letter to his 
brother Ezekiel in this country, of date 1678, he wrote, " I am 
very lame with wounds I have formerly gotten in the warre 
that I can scarcely write." He had probably been a soldier in 
Cromwell's army. Joane married William Stoute and remained 
in England. Ezekiel and Margaret, and probably Alice, came 
to this country. Margaret married here, at Rowley, John 
Palmer ; and Alice, probably, Richard Holmes. Ezekiel was 
born in 1622. Revd. Ezekiel Rogers arrived in this country in 
December 1638 with a company from Rowley, Yorkshire, and 
the next spring they started a plantation between Ipswich and 
Newbury in this county which is now the town of Rowley. The 
first knowledge I have of Ezekiel, in this country, was several 
years after the settlement of Rowley. He married in 1648 
Edna (Halstead) Bailey, a widow ; she was from Halifax, York- 
shire. His only son Ezekiel married Dorothy Sewall, daughter 
of Henry and Jane (Dummer) Sewall. 

The following list has been collected from, various sources : — 

John Blackburn died in Mabgate, Leeds, a clothmaker, in 
the 103rd year of his age, on May 15th, 1792. He retained all 
his faculties until within a fortnight of his death. 

John Butterfield, a cloth manufacturer, died on Friday, 
Jan. 28th, 1870, at Saltaire. He was born on Aug. 5th, 1765, 
at Windhill near Idle. His appearance indicated a tall portly 
man, but as age crept upon him he stooped and walked with 
an infirm step. 

Ellen Booth, of Scholes, was buried July, 1708, and was 
supposed to be 100 years old. 

Margaret Barton, of Heysham, celebrated her 103rd birth- 
day on Jan. 18th, 1888, and appeared to be enjoying good 
health. (This is not a Yorkshire instance. Ed.) 

Francis Beck, Yafforth, died 6th December, 1819, aged 103 
years. A grim and ghastly story is told about the above person. 
It appears that about eight years after his burial, it was alleged 
that his tombstone had been placed over the wrong grave ; to 
ascertain the truth the sexton proceeded to open it, and whilst 
doing so, his foot went suddenly through the lid of the coffin. 
On looking at the dead man's face, he found it had the appear- 
ance of flesh, but in a few moments it turned to black earth 
from exposure to the air. 



Ann Brown died at Whitby in June, 1852, aged 101 years. 
Dorothy Burley died at Euswarp in 1826, aged 100 years 
and 2 months. 

Francis Consitt, of Burythorpe, Malton, died 1796, aged 
150. He was a pauper and was kept by the parish for over 
sixt}^ years. He had the use of his faculties almost until the last. 

Margaret Cooper, of Whitby, died about 1800, at the age 
of 100 years. 

John Cowgill, a field labourer, of Pdpley, near Leeds, died 
in 1825, at the age of 104 years. His ancestors were noted for 
their longevity ; he enjoyed good health, and had only had a 
few days' illness during his life. 

Jane Coxon, a celebrated Leeds Centenarian. 

Elizabeth Clayton was buried at Kirby-Burton in 1655, 
being over 112 years old. 

Elizabeth Colling, widow, died at Leberstone, near Scarbro' 
after a few days' illness, in January, 1792, aged 100 years and 
9 months. 

George Chappell, of Paddock, Kirk-Burton, 1857, aged 100. 

Isaac Dobson, of Mickleby, died at the age of 100 years and 
9 months, in 1829. 

Thomas Dobson, of Hatfield, a well-known Agriculturist, died 
at the ripe age of 139. His funeral was attended by his ten 
sons and daughters, with their children and grand-children 
who numbered ninety- one. 

W^illiam Darnbrough, buried at Hartwith Chapel, Nidder- 
dale, died Oct. 3rd, 1846, aged 102 years. 

Egbert Ellis, of Barnside, Hepworth, died December, 1749, 
aged 106 years. 

Elizabeth Green, of Holme, buried 8th April, 1506, aged 
100 years. 

Matthew Greathead was born on the 23rd April, 1770, at 
High Comsclifie, near Darlington. In early life he settled at 
Eichmond and worked as foreman to Messrs. Harland, Joiners, 
for many years. He fulfilled the office of Apparator to the 
Ecclesiastical Court for 45 years, and was made a member of 
the Lennox Lodge of Freemasons in 1797 of which he was a 
member for 75 years. Mr. Greathead was taken ill on Thursday, 
December 28th, 1871, and died on Sunday morning following ; 
he remained quite sensible until the last moment. He was 
buried in St. Mary's Church-yard, Eichmond, Yorks. 

Mrs. Harrison, of Whitby, celebrated her lOOtli birthday, 
September 10th, 1873. 

Jonathan Hartop, of Aldbrough, died 1791, aged 138 years. 
He was intimate w^ith the poet, Milton, remembered Charles II. 
and once rode with Killigrew from London to York. 


Edward Handy, buried in Weiisley Church-yard, aged 108. 

Richard Huton, of Huton Bonville, celebrated his 100th 
birthday in 1613. 

James Hinchcliffe, of Milshaw, died 1812, aged 102. 

Margaret Ingham, of Whitby, died about 1800, aged 103. 

John Kitchingman, Chapel Allerton, died in 1510, aged 115. 

Egbert Kitchingman, of Chapel Allerton, died May 7th, 
1716, aged 100 years. 

Dinah Kay, of Castle Hill, buried at the Parish Church, 
Almondbury, on March 10th, [ ] aged 105 years. 

Francis Knaggs, of Sleights, died 1828, aged 105. 

George Kirton, of Oxnop Hall, Eeeth, died 15th July, 1764, 
aged 124 years. 

Widow Lee, Broome Bank, Steele, buried 2nd March, 1670, 
aged 105 years. 

Philip Lawson, W^hitby, died June, 1833, aged 104. 

Mrs. Lanchester, of Hunton, celebrated her 106th birthday 
on the 29th May, 1888, and is still active and seems to be in 
excellent health. 

Jane Metcalfe, widow of Hy. Metcalfe, of Nappa Scar, 
Askrigg, died 3rd April, 1859, in her 100th year. 

Sarah Miller, of Hardcastle, in Nidderdale, buried at 
Pateley Bridge, 19th October, 1820, aged 103 years. 

James Morrison, Harrogate, died 1734, aged 102. 

Robert Montgomery, (born in Scotland,) died at Skipton, 
26th January, 1671, aged 127 years. 

Thomas Newman, buried at Bridlington in 1542, aged 153 years. 

Hannah Newsome, of 65, Leopold Street, Leeds, completed 
her 100th year on the 24th November, 1888, and died in 1889 
(March,) through the effects of a fall down stairs. 

John Philipson, Carlton-in-Cleveland, died 1742, aged 118. 

Matthew Pearson, Pannal Ash, Harrogate, died in 1848, 
aged 112 years. 

Martha Preston, died at Barnsley, October 6th, 1769, aged 
123 years. 

Margaret Robinson, of Sneaton, died July, 1710, aged 102. 

James Sample, of Osbaldwick, near York, died 11th December, 
1791. He had never been confined to his bed a day by illness 
until the day of his death. 

John Sedman, of Ugthorpe, died 1825, aged 100 years. 

Jane Sedman, of Sneaton, died February, 1792, aged 111 years. 
Her husband, William, died in July of the same year, aged 116. 



George Stephenson, of Komaldkirk, died July, 1855, aged 
105 3^ears. 

John Sykes, of Snowgate liead, in Fulstone, Kirkburton, died 
1800, aged 101 years. 

William Sneaton, of Aislaby, died 1828, aged 103 years. 

Widow Somerscale, of Chapel Allerton, in the 100th year of 
her age, 1st October, 1795. 

Jenny Thorpe, born at Fishlake on March 2nd, 1788, and 

married Kilham at Mexborongh. She has a son, John 

Kilham, who is over 70 years old. Her father, John Thorpe, 
was the great-grandson of John Thorpe, who lived near Thorne 
Levels, who married a daughter of Sir Cornelius Vermuyden, 
the Dutch Engineer, who drained Hatfield Chace in the reign 
of Charles I. 

Isaac True^ian, of Kettlewell, Skipton, died 1770, aged 117. 
James Thornton, of Pudsey, died 1696, aged 102 years. 
Joseph Thompson, of Lythe, Whitby, died 1817, aged 102. 
Henry Wells, of Whitby, died 1794, aged 109. 
Levi Whitehead, of Bramham, died December, 1787, aged 
100 years. 

Mary Wilkinson, of Sneaton, died in 1736, aged 101. 

Margaret Wharton, died at Thirsk, 1st September, 1791, in 
the 103rd year of her age. 

Mrs. Wignall, of Constable Burton, died April, 1886, aged 
103. She married her second husband, aged 25, when she 
was 75. 

Mrs. Wilberforce, (a relation of W. Wilberforce, Esq., M.P. 
for this county), died at Beverley, December 1792, aged 101. 

William Wilson, East Eow, Whitby, aged 100 years, died 
in 1795. 

Mary Wright, died in Leeds, 14th March, 1859, aged 104. 
Thomas Walker, of York, died in Skeldergate, York, in the 
102nd year of his age, 12th February, 1795. 

C. W. S., Northallerton. 

Edmund Smith, Rector of Crofton. — Can any of your readers 
supply information regarding this gentleman, who was ap- 
pointed Rector on 12th February, 1589 ? On 14th June, 1589, 
he compounded for 1st Fruits giving as Sureties, Thomas Hall, 
gentleman, of St. Dunstan's in the West, and Roger Walker 
of Crofton, yeoman. In 1599 he resigned this living. 

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Jennings of Eipon. — Sir Edmund Jennings, of Eipon, was 
M.P. for that borough in 1659. 

His brother, Sir Jonathan Jennings, Knighted at Whitehall, 
18tli March, 1677, also represented Eipon in the Parliament of 
1659. According to Le Neve ( Cutahxjue of Knights j they were 
sous of Jonathan Jennings, of Ripon, Esq. — who died 24 Aug. 
1649 — by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Giles Parker 
of Newby, co. York. The two brothers married two sisters, the 
daughters of Sir Edward Barkham, of Tottenham High Cross, 
Middlesex, Bart. Le Neve further states that Sir Jonathan 
had issue a daughter, Margaret, while Sir Edmund left 4 sons 
and 2 daughters named respectively, Jonathan, William, 
Edmund, Peter, Anne, Elizabeth. 

I want to know something more about this family. When 
was Sir Edmund knighted, and at what dates did the two 
brothers die ? As an instalment towards further information, 
I beg to subjoin the following particulars of Edmund Jennings, 
younger son of Sir Edmund. 

Edmund Jennings emigrated to Virginia about the year 1680. 
In 1685 he was appointed Attorney-General of that Colony, 
and afterwards was for many years a member of the Colonial 
Council. In January 1701-2 he was appointed Secretary, and 
from 1706 till 1710 was President of the Council and acting 
Governor. His death occurred 5 Dec. 1727. He married 
Frances, dau. of Henry Corbin. She died in London, 22 Nov. 
1713, and was buried in St. Clements, East Cheap. 

Governor Jennings had, it is believed, a number of children 
of whom Edmund Jennings, afterv/ards Attorney-General of 
Maryland, was probably a son, but I am only informed as to 
three daughters, viz : — 

1. Frances Jennings, who married Charles Grymes, of 
Moratico, Richmond County, Virginia, and is said to have been 
an ancestress of the Confederate General, Robert E. Lee. 

2. Priscilla Jennings, who married William Hill, said to have 
been an Officer of the British Navy, and who, according to 
some accounts, was related to the Hills of Downsliire. 

8. A third daughter (name unknown,) who married Col. 
Robert Porteus, of Newbattle, York co. Virginia. Col. Porteus 
and his wife removed from Virginia to England in 1720, settling 
first in the City of York, and then at Ripon where he died 8th 
Aug., 1758, aged 79. They had 19 children, the youngest being 
Beilby, born in York, 8 May, 1731, and was afterwards the 
well-known Bishop of London. W. D. Pink. 

Leigh, Lancashire. 


Calographist. — Brignal Register, burial, 1674. "Alexander 
Willis, caucianus, dum forte calographiam hie docuit, variolis 
correptus mortem obiit. 



Boyle, Earl of Burlington. — In Oliver Heywood's NoDCon- 
formist Eegister, edited by J. Horsfall Turner, is the following 
entry, with tw^o or three more respecting the same family : — 
— — — << George Boyl of Shelf was 

Randall Boyle of Wibsey was a man of some little standing, as 
he buried his son John in the church, Nov. 10, 1614, and a son 
WilHam, July 29, 1626. 

At present I will give Budgell's record only of the noble 
family : Richard Boyle, Esq., born in Herefordshire 21 Hy. YIII. 
died 1576; married in 8 Eliz. Joan dau. Robert Naylor of 
Canterbury. She died in 1586, leaving two sons, viz. the 
Bishop of Cork (ancestor of Lords Blessington,) and Richard, 
born at Canterbury in 1566, who became Earl of Cork, and 
married first Miss Apsley, and secondly Catherine, dau. Sir 
Jeffery Fenton. The latter died in 1629-30. The " great Earl 
of Cork" had seven sons and eight daughters, amongst them 
being : — 

{(() Roger, died at the age of nine. 

(b) Richard, Earl of Burlington, born 1612. 

(c) Lewis, Lord Bandon. 

((/) Roger, Lord Broghill and Orrery, born 1621. 
(e) Francis, Lord Shannon. (./') another son. 
If/) The Hon. Robert, the philosopher, born 1626. 

(h) Alice mar. Earl of Barrimore. 

(i) Sarah mar. Ijord Bigby. 
(j) Lettice mar. Lord Goreing. 
(A) Mary mar. Earl of Warwick. 
(/) Joan mar. Earl of Kildare. 
(vi) Dorothy mar. Lord Loftus. 

(n) Catherine mar. Lord Ranelagh. 
(o) Margaret, born 1629. 

Truly ! this is a marvellous array of titles. 
Richard (6) became also Lord Clifford and married Elizabeth 
daughter of the Earl of Cumberland, and had two sons ; Richard, 

laughing, fell down in a palsey 
fitt in the ffold May 8 at Jos 
Listers near Wibsey Slack 
1693, aged 75. He was of the 
same family near High Town 
that the Earl of Burlington 
came from." I have taken 
notes of the Boyles from Birs- 
tall Register, by favour of 
Canon Kemp, but fail to con- 
nect the family as yet, with the 
pedigree I have culled from 
Budgell's Earl of Orrery, 1732. 
Bradford Registers shew that 

MR. WM. DEARDEN, Warley. 



the youuger, was Idlled at sea in the Dutch War, and Charles, 
the elder, married the daughter of the Duke of Somerset and 
left issue. 

Eoger {(1) died in 1679, leaving issue by Margaret Howard, 
sister of Earl of Suffolk, Eoger, Earl of Orrery, whose son 
Charles, Earl of Orrery, Baron Boyle of Marston, K.T., 
died 1731. J. H. T. 


tExlltam ©rari&^n. 

Born Oct. 15, 1803. IN MEMORIAM. Died Jan. 24, 1 889. 

Pakt I. With Pokteait. 

On the 24tli of January last, at the ripe age of eighty-five, 
this venerable and accomplished worthy entered into his rest. 
Eich in all those attributes of a wise and well-stored mind, 
which he was ever industrious to employ for the common good, 
he has just claims to a place amongst the foremost of our 
Yorkshire benefactors. Although his written works may well 
be classed amongst the standard literature of the county, yet 
he was, indeed, a man of varied parts, and whether as poet, 
author, lecturer, or politician, it is hard to say in which he 
excelled the most. His robust and cheerful presence, scholarly 
wit, wide culture, and easy flow of talk, will always be a 
cherished remembrance by his many friends, and although the 
generation that knew him best had long since passed, his loss 
will be genuinely felt. Ever more anxious for the spread of 
his principles than of his personal fame, it is not surprising 
that no succinct account of his life and works has appeared 
beyond the slight sketch of him in Grainge's " Poets of York- 
shn-e," and my own brief commentary on him in the Leeds 
Mercury Sujjplement of December 10th, 1887. Tlie latter, 
happily, obtained for me a ready introduction, an introduction, 
moreover, that ripened by frequent subsequent visits into 
a warm friendship, inasmuch as only a few months before 
his death he had handed over to me the whole of his published 
and unpublished papers and manuscripts. From these as well 
as from notes, &c. supplied to me by himself, I am enabled to 
furnish this brief narrative. I also owe my thanks to his 
nephew, Mr. J. Eamsden Eiley, of Bradford, for some of the 
information supplied, and for many useful suggestions. 

Poets as a rule are not long-lived ; it is tolerably certain 
they would afford no safe standard for insurance companies to 
assess the duration of human life. Few, indeed, reach the 
allotted span of three-score years and ten, and if I , mistake not 
there is no poet of note, with the exception of Samuel Eogcrs, 
who lived to be ninety-two, who has surpassed the age of Mr. 
Dearden. The poetic temperament, with its delicate and im- 
pulsive organisation, keen susceptibilities, and deep passions, 



is perhaps, not conducive to longevity ; tempered with a calm 
and meditative spirit, and a more evenly-balanced and philo- 
sophic habit of mind, as in the case of Wordsworth, Rogers, 
and Dr. Young, it has a much better chance of existence. And 
aptly enough there is a strange fatality in the fact that the 
combined ages at death of three of the subtlest and most pro- 
ductive poet-intellects of this century — Byron, Shelley, and 
Keats, — fall short by several years of the single life of Rogers ! 

The subject of this memoir was the son of Mr. John Dearden 
and his wife Elizabeth (nee Speak), and was born at Hebden 
Bridge on October 15th, 1803. His parents were childless 
for nine years, and he was the first-born of several children. 
At an early age he was committed to the care of a good and 
pious woman named Mrs. Utley, who had great difficulty in 
teaching him his rudiments, for he was too much indulged at 
home and had too playful and volatile a disposition. Subse- 
quently he was installed a pupil under the Rev. Joseph 
Charnock, at the ancient endov/ed Grammar School, at Hep- 
tonstall, then one of the best schools in the county, and famed 
for the number of men of note who received their early instruc- 
tion there. Here his classical tastes received their first 
development, and which afterwards fitted him for that role of 
teacher that secured for him even the private patronage of men 
designing to enter the church. 

His father, who was a well-circumstanced tailor and clothier 
at Hebden, unluckily embarked in a venture that so far dimin- 
ished his fortune it was plain to the son that he must find his 
main reliance in himself. His love of knowledge and aptitude 
for learning, combined with a distaste for commercial life, soon 
destined him for the profession of teacher. He made rapid 
progress in the classics, and read and studied with diligence all 
that he was able (and much in the original) of the best poetry 
and literature of ancient Greece and Rome. His natural tastes 
and aspirations drew him likewise into the flowery mazes of 
English poesy, and in his teens he began to exercise his pen in 
poetical composition. Some of his domestic pieces at this time 
are above the average of their class, and shew to what degree 
his thoughts had matured. His father, however, rather looked 
with scorn on these crude effusions of his young hopeful which 
he characterized as " balderdash," but the gentle and pious 
mother, with more compassion, bent over her son with affec- 
tionate encouragement saying, 

" Thank God, my Willie, for the gift, 
And ever use it in the Giver's praise." 

In 1854, on the death of his father at the green age of 81, he 
composed some fine tributary lines, but the following to the 
memory of his grandfather are a specimen of his earlier work : 
" Sire of a better age ! sublimer creed ! 
Christian in heart, and unobtrusive deed ! 


Saiut of the hills ! whose prayers with fervour fraught, 
Sprung from the fount of consecrated thought ; — 
^Yho, like his sires 'mid erring thousands, stood 
True to his Church, his King, his Country's good ; — 

If happy spirits feel an interest 
For those they loved, that on the earth yet live, — 
Look on thy child ! his waywardness forgive ! — 
Still hover o'er him as his guardian friend. 
Visit his slumbers, on his steps attend i 
That he, while here, like thee may humbly shine, 
And his life's sunset be as bright as thine ! 

Before he was eighteen he had attained such proficiency in 
Greek and Latin that he was invited by his cousin and name- 
sake, Mr. William Dearden, to become classical master at his 
school, at Malton, near York, which appointment he held for 
about two years, when Mr. Dearden (the principal) hax^pening 
an accident by the bursting of a bottle of chemicals which 
partly destroyed his vision, was soon obliged to give up the 
school, and afterwards established himself as a bookseller and 
publisher at Nottingham. The younger Dearden soon found 
another situation at Maryport in Cumberland, and on his way 
thither he passed through the Lake Country, in whose praise. 
Nature-lover that he was, he ever afterwards was enthusiastic. 
He visited it many times, never tired of admiring the beauties 
and wondrous effects of sunlight and cloud in that "loveliest 
region of mountain, lake, and waterfall," which at that time 
was coming into more prominent notice by the writings of 
Wordsworth and his school. Whilst residing at Maryport, he 
also became acquainted with his late wife, Susanna, daughter 
of Mr. Coulthard Sim, attorney of that town. The incident of 
his marriage he describes as follows : — 

" In the abbey-church o'er which in freaks 
The Helm-wind of its wrathful clarion blows. 
And clothes the steeple and the ivied walls 
With shattered corn-stooks * " 
I stood before the altar, and a merry priest, 
Twin brother of the bride, with eyes wine-red. 
And feltered tongue, mocked at the blast, and tied 
The nuptial Knot." 

She appears to have been a lady of many accomplishments 
and so much of a classical scholar that it was the jocular boast 
of her spouse that their courtship and love-letters were often 
carried on in the language of the old Hellenes. By his wife he 
inherited property at Keswick, amongst which, I have reason to 
believe, was Greta Hall, for forty years the residence of Southey, 
Poet Laureate. " It was," writes Professor Dowden, author of 



a Life of Soutliey, "a rambling tenement consisting of two 
houses under one roof, the larger part being occupied by the 
Coleridges and Southeys ; the smaller for a time by Mr. 
Jackson, their landlord." This Mr. Jackson, of " unparalleled 
merits as landlord " (according to Coleridge,) was a man very 
highly respected, and the original "master" in Wordsworth's 
celebrated poem of " The Waggoner." On Mr. Jackson's death 
the property seems to have been acquired by Mr. Sim, whose 
daughter, Mrs. Dearden, sold it to a near friend, Miss Wood, 
from whom Southey subsequently purchased it. But, in the 
absence of any published records, more complete evidence res- 
pecting the proprietorship of this now notable shrine is desirable, 
and it is hoped, will be forthcoming. Mr. Dearden, however, 
whether as "landlord" or as comrade in letters, seems to have 
known and to have met Southey pretty frequentl}^ and he 
describes him as a man of rather tall and spare build, but in 
manner and countenance somewdiat stiff p.nd unsocial, and 
altogether at variance with his well-known character of warm- 
heartedness and literary goodfellov/ship. Although known to 
everyone when out of doors, he was never seen to stop in 
friendly conversation, but a nod or single word of greeting was 
all the recognition he gave in passing. He took his exercise 
regularly and went out in all weathers, and usually, says Mr. 
Dearden, " I have met him in the roads walking in clogs, and 
sometimes with his daughter. On one occasion "he added" I 
was tempted by the fineness of the evening to take a boat on 
Derwentwater, but suddenly a storm arose and obliged me to 
make a precipitate landing, and Mr. Southey observing my 
predicament came down to the shore and congratulated me on 
my escape." 

In after years, during his visits to the Lakes, he had the 
honour of making the acquaintance also of Wordsworth, 
Hartley Coleridge, and others of the genius loci of the Lakes, 
and from whom he had many interesting letters. 

After a short residence at the old historic town of Working- 
ton, he returned to Yorkshire, having obtained a post as 
classical master at the school of the Kev. D. Dewhirst, in 
Keighley. Here began that acquaintanceship with the Brontes 
of Hawortli, which lasted through the natural lives of that 
immortal family and which ultimately proved of such eminent 
public service. Though separated by long intervals from them 
by the pressure of an active life, he was always a welcome 
visitor at the old Parsonage, and few were more competent to 
interpret their genius and characters than he. The Rev. P. 
Brontu, like his more celebrated children, was an earnest 
devotee of literature. He had already become known to fame 
by at least four published works, viz : " Cottage Poems," 
printed by P. K. Holden, Halifax, in 1811; "The Rural 



Miustrel," published iu 1813, same printer; "The Maid of 
Killaruey, or Albion and Flora," printed by T. Inkersley, 
Bradford, 1818; and " The Cottage in the Wood, or the Art of 
becomiDg Eich and Happy," same printer as the last, published 
in 1818. His compositions have some characteristics in com- 
mon with those of his children, and at times display deep 
observation and a vigorous power of expression. It is even 
said that when correcting the proofs of a sermon, published in 
1824, in the office of jlr. Inkersley, Bradford, he was assisted 
in his labours by a little daughter about eight years old, 
probably Charlotte, who thus early learned to manage proofs. 
Mr. Dearden visited and met them often in the early portion of 
his acquaintanceship. Speaking of Mr. Bronte, he observes, 
"I had frequent opportunities of seeing him surrounded by 
his young family at the fireside of his solitary abode at Haworth, 
iu his wanderings on the hills, and in his visits to Keighley 
friends. On these occasions he invariably displayed the greatest 
kindness and affability, and a most anxious desire to promote 
the happiness and improvement of his children. As they grew 
up he afforded them every opportunity his limited means would 
allow of gratifying their tastes either in literature or the fine 
arts ; and many times do I remember meeting him, little 
Charlotte, and Branwell in the studio of the late John Bradley, 
at Keighley, when they hung with close-gazing inspection and 
silent admiration over some fresh production of the artist's 
genius. Branwell was a pupil of Bradley's ; and though some 
of his drawings were creditable and displayed good taste, he 
would never, I think, on account of his defective vision, have 
become a first-rate artist." Again, referring to Mr. Bronte, 
he says, ''Literature, next to religion, was a source of delight 
to his ever active mind, and those who have read his few pro- 
ductions will occasionally recognize the vigour and manner of 
thought which characterize especially the works of his daughter 
Charlotte. No one can tell the pride and pleasure he felt on 
the memorable morning when that little hand tremblingly pre- 
sented to him the first fruits of its literary toil. The silent, 
fervent, paternal pressure, the glowing paternal smile, sent the 
grateful Currer Bell to her cosy retreat to wipe away the tears 
of joy that flowed down her flushed cheeks. Her father's ap- 
proval was her first day of triumph. She had confidence iu 
his judgment, which was soon confirmed by the world's 

Years afterwards when Mrs. Gaskell's Life of ChirJottc Bronte 
appeared, Mr. Dearden warmly defended the Rev. Mr. Bronte 
from the false doings and unchristian-like conduct attributed 
to him by the writer of that book. No publication of the time 
called forth more comment and controversy both in England 
and America, and Mr. Dearden earnestly applied himself to 



the task (by no means an easy one) by contributions, &c., to 
the London and provincial journals, of correcting the many 
false charges and absurd exaggerations that work contained, 
and which he had afterwards the satisfaction of seeing expunged 
from subsequent editions. Mr. Bronte afterwards expressed 
his thanks to him for "the very excellent manner" in which 
he had vindicated his character ; and said that he had done it 

ably and truthfully." The rev. gentleman was then nearly 
eighty years of age, and too old to enter into the controversy 
himself; in his own words he had "long been an abstraction 
to the world," adding, " it is not consoling now to be thus 
dragged before the public ; to be represented as an unkind 
father, and charged with acts which I never committed." "I 
did not know that I had an enemy in the world," he once re- 
marked to Mr. Dearden when on a visit to Haworth with Mr. 
F. A. Leyland, biographer of the Bronte family, "much less 
one who would traduce me before my death. Everything in 
that book (meaning the biography of his daughter) which 
relates to my conduct to my family is either false or distorted." 

It is not to be denied that Mr. Bronte had peculiarities of 
temperament and a seeming austerity of character due, perhaps, 
more to circumstances and to his environment than to inherent 
faults of nature. As Mr. Dearden wisely observes, " The cold 
stoicism attributed to him was apparent only to those who 
knew him least ; beneath this " seeming cloud " beat a heart of 
the deepest emotions, the effects of whose outflowings, like the 
waters of a placid, hidden brook, were more perceptible in the 
verdure that marked their course than in the voice they uttered, 
— God, and the objects towards whom that good heart swelled 
forth in loving kindness, — and the latter only, perhaps, very 
imperfectly knew the depth and intensity of its emotions. He 
was not a prater of good works, but a doer of them, for God's 
inspection, not man's approbation. Every honest ajjpeal to his 
sympathy met a ready response. The needy never w^ent empty 
away from his presence, nor the broken in spirit without con- 

These reflections on the character of a remarkable man were 
not meant as mere utterance in favour of an old friendship, but 
on higher grounds of public duty were intended to correct the 
erroneous impressions that for the most part had got spread 
abroad. Mr. Bronte, it may be observed, came with his family 
to Haworth in 1820, and died there in 1861 at the age of 

But to return to our subject. About 1830, Mr. Dearden, 
now in his twenty-seventh year, saw a good opportunity of 
establishing himself as schoolmaster on his own account ; so 
after two or three years residence at Keighley, he quitted the 
service of the Eev. Mr. Dewhirst and removed to Huddersfield, 



where the hest part of his active career was passed. Here he 
lived from 1830 to 1848. As principal of the King Street 
Academy, and likewise identified with most of the literary, 
educational, and political institutions in the town, he was 
during these years a well-known and welcome figure at most of 
the public gatherings. He was a staunch Tory and a true 
Churchman, and as President of the old Pitt Club, placed no 
faith in what he called Whig anti-nationalism, believing that 
the Tory and Church Party were the real conservators of the 
people's welfare, and also, though a warm friend of education, 
no one foresaw the necessity of a national system of education 
better than he, yet he held firmly to the doctrine of progress 
without haste. And he spared no pains to advance his princi- 
ples. But as he drew more and more into the heated vortex 
of political life, his prospects as a poet undoubtedly received a 
sad check. The great Reform Bill was passed in 1832, and 
henceforward the time that had been spent in continued and 
exalting companionship of Virgil and Homer, Spenser and 
Shakespeare, began to be taken up at clubs and meetings, 
and in jarring talk and controversy on the policies of Peel and 
Eussell, Melbourne and Grey. This ]3roduced a mental eflect 
from which he never wholly recovered, as is evidenced by the 
prejudice, rancour, and impassioned language of some of his 
later poetry. But that he was after all at heart a poet, and a 
poet of the affections too, who stood up for right, and hated 
every species of tyranny and oppression, readers of his yen- 
Poor Law part in the Vale of Caldene may easily determine. In 
1837 appeared his first important poetical work, The Stdr Scer-'- 
(London, Longmans & Co.) vdiich is almost wholly imaginative, 
but the subject of astrology, of which it is the substance, is 
unfortunate for permanent fame, and the poem can only be 
read as an example of good narrative verse and for the interest 
which the story excites. It is based on a local tradition full.y 
set forth in the author's preface, and the copious Xotes which 
are appended form of themselves a valuable repository of 
historical and traditionary information. There are passages in 
the poem of great beauty and tenderness ; the situations are 
often highly dramatic, in fact it is doubtful whether the whole 
poem would not have been more effective, writ in the manner 
of a Tragedy. He has a polished style and high aims, and 
though his sky-soarings are at times lofty and inflated, he is 
always eloquent, and his versification marked by good taste. 
"Witness the following description of the heavens at night : 

* The Star Seer: a poem, in five cantos, by William Dearden {ScliiJI<'r.) 

Loudon, Longman. Halifax, Leyland t'v: Son, printers. 1837. (l>omy 8vo,, 
pp. XV, 173 : profusion of local notes ; beautiful typography. 



Sublime, illimitable hyaline ! 
Eternal Sea ! in whose dark blue depths shine 
Myriads of brilliant isles, whose rayings bright 
On earth's green bosom fall like flowers of light. 
A marvel I have deemed thee from a child ; 
And oft have gazed with such delirium wild 
On thy far cope, that thou hast seemed to me 
Like a vast banner with emblazonry 
Intolerably splendent, to and fro' 
O'er the earth waving !" 
An avowed admirer of Milton, he has a preference for the 
great narrative style in poetry, yet like him, as a lyrical poet 
he also excels, and it is a pity that he has not left more of this 
kind of writing. The following interlude is one of the choicest 
things in the book ; it is the opening lines of the Song of the 
Damsels : 

" Enter, enter, lovely Bride ! 
Of all Beauty's flowers the pride ! 
Welcome ! welcome to our halls 
As the voice of waterfalls. 
When by fragrant breezes borne 
To our latticed bowers at morn ; 
Or the aerial harmonies 
Waking us to ecstasies. 
Floated down, in dreamy hour, 
When the Lord of Oswald's- Tower 
Weaves his spells to charm our ears 
With the music of the spheres." 
The poem was dedicated to his " sincere friend, Frederick 
Wm. Cronhelm, Esq." of Halifax, an author himself of con- 
siderable talent, and for upwards of sixty years the confidential 
friend and adviser of the late Sir Henry Edwards, Bart. Southey, 
the poet-laureate commended the poem, and Wordsworth, 
to whom Mr. Dearden also sent a copy, bestowed upon it a 
flattering encomium. Harry Speight. 

Gaythorne View, West Bowling, Bradford. 

In Memoriam. — William Dearden. 

A man of books, yet patient as the dove, 

He trod the vales with all a poet's love ; 

Say not proud man 'twas chance produced thy race, 

Here was a work, God beaming in the face. 

In health robust, his simple life was bright 

Till, veil'd for shame. Death gently hid the light ! 

As bends the palm-tree to resistless wind. 

So Dearden bow'd his hoary head, resign'd : 

A sage indeed, his trust was placed on High, — 

Strange paradox ! he dared to live to die. Laurea. 

BEWICK'S BLOCKS as used in York Chap-books. 
From Rev. Thomas Hugo's Collection. 

BEWICK'S BLOCKS as used in York Chap-books. 

From Rev. Thomas Hugo's Collection. 

BEWICKS BLOCKS as used in York Chap-books. 
From Rev. Thomas Hugo's Collection. 

To be followed by a series of BEWICK'S BIRDS & ANIMALS (about 400), from the 

same collection.] 



Greaves. —I was told more than twenty years ago that some 
one, whose name I forget now, was writing a history of the 
family of Greaves. Can anyone tell me if this is so ? I have 
been for some years looking into the branch of the family in 
Bucks and Northamptonshire, who migrated, I believe, from 
Yorkshire in the 16th century. J. A. Greaves. 

Billingboro' Vicarage, Folkingham, Lines. 

Snell, the Martyr. — Fuller is in error in stating that there 
was but one Yorkshire Marian Martyr, "one Leaf." Besides 
Bishop Robert Farrer, of St. David's, there was Snell. Fox 
says that " two of the Snells were taken up for their religion, 
one, after his toes were rotted off by lying in prison by order 
of Dakins, the Bishop of Chester's Commissary, and so went 
upon crutches ; at last went to mass, having a certain sum of 
money given him by the people, but in three or four days after, 
drowned himself in a river called Swail, by Kichmond. The 
other Snell was burned." Richmond Register, 1558, gives 
" Richard Snell, b'rnt, bur. 9 Sept." 

Capt. Cook's Marriage. — Barking P. Reg., Essex. '* 1762, 
Dec. 21, James Cook, of St. Paul's, Shadwell, bachelor, and 
Elizabeth Batts, of Barking, spinster, married." The lady 
signed the Register "Elizabeth Cook, late Batts." 

Popish Priest. — Marske Register, " 1781, James Postle- 
thwaite, the Popish priest at Clintz, bur. 10 Feb. The service 
by request was read as usual." 


Harrysons of Sedbergh. — The Municipal records of the 
Borough of Stamford, co. Lincoln, say that on the 21st of 
Feb. 1559-60, Regmald Harrison, Mercer, paid the regulation 
fee of 20/- and took up the freedom of the borough. Without 
first so doing and giving security to save the town harmless 
from his charges, no one was permitted to follow his trade, a 
rule strictly adhered to till the passing of the Municipal Reform 
Act of 1835. Master Reginald, or Reynold, seems to have 
thriven, as in 1562 he was elected a member of the town council 
as one of the second twelve, or as we should now designate a 
common councilman ; then a Comburgess or first twelve, 
(Alderman,) and served the office of Alderman (Mayor, or Chief 
Magistrate,) for the years 1568-9 and 1580-1. The parish 
registers of St. MicJiael, Stamford, record the burial of Mr. 
Reginald Harryson the XV daye of Januarye 1597(8). These 
facts do not supply us with the remotest scrap of information, 
to use a nautical phrase, as to where he " hailed from," his kith 
or kin or what part of the habitable globe claimed him as a son 
of the " sile." Fortunately for us, his will, or rather a copy, is 
at Somerset-house, (Be<i. Lewyn 14 j, dated 27 June, 1594, pr. 
4 Feb. 1597-8, which, as will be seen hereafter, su^jplies the 



desired information and leads us to presume, within the bounds 
of reason, that he had not forgotten his county, kindred, nor, 
• may we add — Alma Mater. He designates himself as Keynold 
Harryson, of Stamford, co. Lincoln, Gent. My body to be 
buried in St. Michael's Church in Stamford, in the same grave 
where my " wife was buried, w^hich is neare the Chauncell dore 
in the middle alley of the Church." To the repair of the said 
church of St. Michael, 20/- ; the poor people of the Bead-house 
(Browne's Hospital, Broad street), in Stamford, to be equally 
divided between them by my supervisor's, 20/-; to the poor of 
Stamford, 5/13/4, and to the poor of St. Martin parish (Stam- 
ford Baron), 20/-. To the School of Sedberghe in Yorks, £20, 
to be disposed and bestowed by the discretion of the school- 
master and feoffee's of the said school so long as it will last and 
continue towards the relief of two poor scholars learning in the 
said school, wherein my will is that the poorest of my name 
and kindred, if any there be, shall have the preference, as at 
this present there is one Henry Harryson's son of Sawrethwaite 
dwelling with Mr. Hampton whom I would have preferred, and 
for this part of my will I repose my trust in the schoolmaster 
and feoffees according to my good meaning that it may truly be 
performed. To the Schoolmaster of Sedberghe 10/-. Towards 
the mending and repair of Sawrethwaite Bridge w^hich is the 
high way to the church from Sawrethwaite, £4 to be bestowed 
yearly as often as need shall require at the discretion of Mr. 
Fras. Cowper of Sedberge, co. of York, gent., and AYillm 
Harryson, my brother, so long as any part of the said £4 shall 
remain unbestowed. To the poor people of Sedberghe £5 at 
most needful times where most need is by Mr. Fras. Cowper 
and my bro. Wm. H. To my brother in law% Willm. Sauer, 
40/-, and to Margaret his wife, my sister, 20/-. To my sister 
in law, wife to my bro. AVm. H. 20/-. To my neioes Agnes 
Fawcette of the Knott, and Elizabeth Ward, each 20/-. To my 
cousin Wm. Harryson of the Bowse Keale, 20/-; James Harry- 
son of the Fell Yate whose ground doth adjoin to my brother's 
ground 20/-; Henry Harryson of Sauer, 20/-; to Widow Sawyer 
of Swine Bidding late wife of Thos. S. if she be alive 20/-, or 
if she be dead to one of her children whom Mr. Fras. Cowper 
and bro. Wm. H. shall think best. To Mabell H. my brother's 
daughter £100 to be paid unto her at the end of 5 years after 
my dec, on condition that she marries with her father's consent 
if he be living, otherwise if she marry against his liking and 
contrary to his mind I give her only 20/-. To Mary l^ayes- 
borough my cousin £5 to be paid her immediately after my 
dec, and to Christopher, Bobert, and Edith Daycsborough, 
20/- each. To Agnes Selbie 20/-. To the poor people of Oundle 
(Northamps), £4 to be distributed by my supervisors to whom 
they shall think stand most m need ; and to the poor people of 



Glapthorne (near to Oundle) 6/8. To Tlios. Corney of London, 
Upholsterer, £3. To Mr. Peter Kowthe (Warden) of the Bead- 
house, 40/-. To Mr. Thomas Shorthouse (rector of St. Michael's) 
20/-. To my brothers Bartholomew and John Allen, ea. 30/-. 
To Margaret Thompson my maid 6/13/4 to be paid her imme- 
diately after my dec, also the best brass pot save one, a good 
pan, but not the best, a candlestick, 6 pewter dishes, aAd all 
such woollen apparel as was my wife's if there be any m the 
house yet remaining. To Edm. Furness my little boy who 
turneth the spit, 40/- to be put forth for his use by my super- 
visors. To Sibella Marshall of Oundle who was my servant 
40/- to be delivered unto her secretly for the use of her children : 
whereas her husband John M. doth owe me certain money I do 
release him. To Laurence Stanton, Clk., parson of Uffington 
(nr. Stamford,) £S 6s. 8d. On the day of my burial two sermons 
are to be preached in St. Michael's Church by Mr. Doctor (John) 
Handson of Nassington, Northampe, Preb. of Lincoln, [installed 
1 Feb. 1676-7, or his predecessor, Jno. Wliitgift (ins. 12 June, 
1572), being made Bp. of Worcester. J. H. will dated 27 June, 
1613, pr. in London, 10 June, 1618,] and Mr. Stanton; and I 
give to each for their pains 10/-. Item my will is that there 
shall be a dinner kept at the Bull (now the Stamford Hotel, in 
St. Mary's street), because my own house is too little to enter- 
tain Mr. Alderman (Nicholas Lamb, Draper), his brethren (the 
corporation) and other my friends who shall be. present at my 
burial. To one of my fellows, James Harryson, of Oundle, 
children 13/4 reserving the choice to my supervisors. To Kobt. 
Fawcett my servant and cousin, £6 13s. 4d. also one gelding of 
the price of 4 nobles, one jerkin, one doublet, a pair of hosen, 
a hat, or 5s. in money. All the rest of my goods to my brother 
William H. of Sedberghe, co. York, sole exor. ; Brother William 
Allen of Stamford, gent., and Nichs Dayesborough of Deene, 
CO. Northampton, gent., supervisors, and gives unto each £10 
for their pains. 

Laurence Staunton, D.D. named in the will, Eector of 
Uffington, compounded for the first fruits of his rectory 17 
June, 29 Elizabeth (1587), and for that of Gretford, 12 May, 
31 EHz. (1589), and presented to Castor Rectory, Northampton- 
shire, 7 Aug. 1600. He was elected Dean of Lincoln, 8 May, 
and installed 6 June, 1601, d. 17 Sept. 1613 M 62, bur. in the 
chancel of Uffington Church where his monument yet remains. 
The Doctor, by will dated 2 Aug. and pr. in London 22 Nov. 
1613, bequeathed i.a. to St. John's Coll. Cambridge, £6. To 
the repair of Sedbergli School 4 marcs, and to Mr. Maior, the 
schoolmaster, 20/-. To my brother Robt. S. in the north, £4 
per ann. for life. The arms, granted in 1610 to the Dean are 
Quarterly 1 & 4, Vaire, or & sa; on a canton gu a cross formee 
fitchee or, (Staunton) ; 2 & 3, or, a lion ramp, sa ; crest, a lion 



pass, or, holding iu its dexter paw a cross formee fitchee gu. 
The inscription &c. is given in Brown Willis' Survey of 
Cathedrals, Vol. 3, p. 79. Justin Simpson. 



Clayton in Bradford-dale. Town's Officers. 





Oterseees for Poor. 
Thos. Hirst. 

Wm. Aykrojd, George Ward. 
J. Whitaker. 
Jas. Booth, Wm. Carter. 
Robert Ramsdeu, Wm. Pollard. 
Wm. Smith, Jonah Shackletou. 
Jas. Yarley, Thos. Shepard. 
Josa Milner, Wm. Shepard. 
John Hardy, Wm. Hudson. 
Henry Ford, John Warbiu-ton. 
Jo. Duckworth, John Littlewood. 
Jonas Wilmon, John Armytage. 
Jer. Brigg, Saml. Wilman. 
Jo. Sharp, John Webster. 
Jo. Ambler. Josa Armitage. 
Thos. Hardy, Thos. Harinson. 





3 Henry Ford. 

4 Wm. Carter. 


7 John Hudson 

8 John Wilmon. 

1760 David Jowet. 

Surveyors of Roads. Land Tax. 

Jos. Warburton. 
Abra. Sharp. 
James Varley. 

Jonas Wilkinson. 

Thos. Holder (Holdsworth). 

Abr. Hansworth. 
Jonas Wilmon. 

D. Hopkin. 

Jonathan Briggr. 

John Littlewood. 
John Warburton. 
John Hudson. 
Nathan Firth. 
Wm. Hudson. 
Wm. Bolon. 
Joseph Greenwood. Jonas Wilmon. 

Robt. Ramsden. 

Jonathan Holden. 

Josa Armitage. 

Wm. Carter. 

The following is an exact copy of the Overseers' Authority, 
signed hy two Magistrates : 

West-Bidiiuj\ To /ames €'arhy^ 3hcs. Shepard^ 

. f Overseers of the Poor, of the Township of 
^laton., in the nidimj ajoresaid. 

iSTSJ^ Virtue of a Statute, made in the forty-third Year 
^IjSI^ of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, Intituled, 
liM^ An Act for the Relief of tlie Poor : And another 
made in the fourteenth Year of the Reign of King 
Charles the Second: We do appoint you (whose 
Names are above written) Overseers of the Poor, within 
the said Township, for one Year: These are, in his 
Majesty's Name, to will and require you, that according 
to the Statute you take Order from Time to Time for 
this Year to come, for setting the Poor to Work, within 



your Township, and make a Kate of the Inhabitants of 
the same, from Time to Time, by a Monthly Assessment 
for the raising a convenient Stock of Wares or Stuffs in 
your Township, for providing necessary Relief for such 
as be lame and impotent amongst you ; and placing 
Apprentices such Children whose Parents are not able 
to maintain them. And for the better effecting hereof, 
you the said Overseers, together with the Church- 
Wardens, are hereby requir'd to assemble and meet 
together, once every Month, and take Order in the Pre- 
misses, and if any of your Inhabitants do refuse to pay 
such Sum or Sums of Money, as are rated and assessed 
unto them from Time to Time, for the Use aforesaid, 
according to the said Statute, or any former Assessment 
now in Arrears, or uncollected ; then you are hereby 
authoriz'd to levy the same, by Distress and Sale of the 
Eefuser's Goods, rendering the Overplus (if any be) to 
the Owner thereof, the said Assessment having been 
first allow'd under the Hands of Two Justices of the 
Peace for the said Riding : You are to take Care that the 
first Letter of your Townshij) with the Letter P. he put to the 
upper Coat of each Inhabitant who receive the Alms of your 
Township : And if the said poor Inhabitant refuse constaiitly 
to wear the said Badge so set on, you may ivithdraw their 
Allowance: And if you give to any poor Person any Money 
assessed on your Township not wearing the said Badge, you 
forfeit Twejity Shillings for each Default. Fail not herein, 
at your Peril. Given under our Hands and Seals at 
Halifo.x, the S'^th Day of Jlpril, in the Twenty- siri/^. 
Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King GEORGE 
the Second : And in the Year of our Lord One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and 'Fiiiy-three. 

I^. G-. BcbujTey , 

BcLTThZ. XsisteT. 
YORK: Printed by C^esak Waed, in Coney-Street. 

RicHAKDsoN of Lassell Hall, Kirkheaton. — Rev. Christopher 
Richardson, M.A., Trinity College, Cambridge, born in 1618 
(at Sheriff Hutton ?), Matriculated 1633, B.A. 1637, M.A. 1640. 
Supposed to have been Episcopally ordained. W^as put into 
the Rectory of Kirkheaton by the Parliament in 1646, as the 
Rev. Richard Sykes refused to sign the solemn League and 
Covenant. He was "silenced" at the Restoration, in 1661. 
Same year he bought Lassell Hall of Christopher Wraye and 
Mary his wife, co-heiress of John Ramsdeu. He preached in 



the Hall and used the staircase as a pulpit, and visited neigh- 
bouring puritan families. Became chaplain to Mr. Wm. Cotton, 
of Denby Grange. He licensed his house for preaching in 1673, 
"Indulgence Act." Ministered also at Sheffield and Norton in 
Derbyshire. At the Revolution, went to Liverpool and estab- 
lished Castle Hey Presbyterian Church. Died there Dec. 5, 
1698, and was buried at St. Nicholas'. 

He married twice ; his first wife Elizabeth was buried at 
Kirkheaton, Dec. 30, 1668, when Eevs. Oliver Heywood and 
Joseph Dawson attended the funeral. (Heywood's Diaries and 
Be(jister). His second wife, by whom he had no issue, was 
Hephzibali dan. Rev. Edward Prime, ejected minister, Sheffield. 
Married there, 23 Jan. 1682. She was born 3 Jan. 1654-5. 
She married Rev. Robert Fern, July 26, 1722, and died a widow 
at Hemsworth, near Norton, in 1735. 

The Rev. C. R. had two children, Elizabeth, buried at K. in 
1667 (Heywood's Diaries), and Christopher, of Lassell Hall, 
M.A. of Edinburgh, bap. at K, June 15, 1656. Pupil under 
Frankland (Heywood's and Meeke's Diaries), buried at K., Aug. 
25, 1721. He was married twice, first, Ruth dau. Robert 
Ferrand, of Manchester, bap. there Aug. 8, 1660, married at 
Trinity Church, Salford, Aug. 17, 1683; and secondly, Sarah 
, buried at K. Sep. 2, 1721, leaving no issue probably. 

The Rev. C. R. junior, had a large family : {a) Ruth, bap. at 
Kirkheaton, July 24, 1684. (b) Dorothea, married July 11, 
1709, John Towleson, of Dewsbury, descendants living at 
Dalton, 1889. She administered to her father's property, and 
was bur. at K. Nov. 15, 1758. (c) Mary, bap. 3 Feb. 1686-7 at 
K., bur. 16 Dec. 1688. (d) Lassell bap. 2 May, 1688 at K., 
buried 2 April, 1715 ; he does not seem to liave been married. 
(e) Ann, bap. at K. 5 Feb. 1691-2. (/) Martha, bap. privately 
by the Yicar of Almondbury, mar. at K. June 25, 1722, to 
Richard Langley of K., who was buried there June 22, 1765. 
Issue — see Langley. (g) Frances bap. at K. Feb. 14, 1692-3, 
married Wm. Wood, June 4, 1715. (//) Thomas, of Lassell 

Hall, bap. May 27, 1700, bur. Sep. 4, 1748, married first 

Howe, no issue, and secondly, Ann Flower, widow, sister of 
John Goddard, of Silkstone ; see jwstea for issue. (/) Ehzabetli 
bap. March 25, 1709; mar. at K. Dec. 1, 1784 to Richard 
Crosland of Thornhill ; nothing known of any issue. A Richard 
C. was buried at K. in 1767. (j) Ruth, bap. 28 June 1710. 
(k) Camdena, named after Lady Camden, bap. at K. July 16, 
1718, second wife of Mark Tyzack of Sheffield lane end ; no 
issue. (/) Catherine, bap. 11 June, 1715. (?;/) Rachel, bap. 
Jan. 13, 1717-8, bur. July 25, 1727. 

Thomas Richardson (see //,) had six children, Mary, buried 
at K. in 1726; Hannah, buried there in 1725, aged 1 year; 
Christopher, bap. 1726, died unmar. Jan. 1756 : Thomas, of 



Lassell Hall, bap. Jan. 15, 1729-30, died iu London, Feb. 1805, 
bur. at York St., Walworth, his widow, who had been previously 
married, is also buried there, without issue ; John, (see next 
paragraph,) and Kuth, mar. at K., May 5, 1752 to Thomas 
Peace, of Lepton. She was buried Oct. 18, 1758, having had 
issue, William Peace bap. at K. 1754, John bap. 1756, buried 
1757, Sarah bur. 1758, and Mary buried 1765. 

John Eichardson, bap. 25 Nov. 1731, died at Pule Hill, 
Barnsley, in 1806 ; married Martha Green, of Kirkburton, who 
died in 1804, aged 59. Issue — (1) Ann, (see Hutchinson). (2) 
Thomas, born 1770, see next paragraph. (3) Elizabeth, born 
1772, bapt. at Flockton, married about 1804 the Rev. Richard 
Hardaker, of Otley, and died about 1806, her two children dying 
in infancy. (4) Sarah, born 1773, died 1812, unmarried. (5) 
Martha, (see Rawlins). (6) John, born 1787, bapt. at Silkstone, 
died at Wakefield, June 17, 1856, his wife Ann dau. of — Race, 
Barnsley, died before him, leaving no family. 

Thomas Richardson, of Lassell Hall, merchant in London, 
hap. at Emley 1770, married in 1807 at Newington, Frances, 
younger dau. of Martin and Sarah Green, of Walworth : (born 
1784). He died April 25, 1848, at Denmark Hill, and was 
buried at Brixton, his wife having been buried there in 1825. 
Their children were — Thomas Green Richardson, born in 
London, 1809, bur. at St. Magnus Church, London Bridge, in 
1823. Christopher, merchant, born in London, 1810, died un- 
married at Denmark Hill, bur. at Brixton, 1849. Frances, 
born 1813, of Ventnor in 1889. Martha, born in 1815, married 
as second wife, in 1862, William Sparks, J. P., D.L., Somerset, 
solicitor, Crewkerne, born 1810; no issue. She died May 6, 
1885. John, born 1816, see next paragraph. William, 
merchant, of London, born 1820 at Camberwell Grove, died at 
Peuge, unmarried, in 1855, bur. at Brixton. 

John Richardson, merchant, of London, born Aug. 1, 1816, 
at Camberwell Grove ; of Ravensfell, Bromley, Kent ; an anti- 
quary a,nd genial correspondent of the Editor of Y. N. & Q., 
died Jan. 17th, 1889 ; buried at Holy Trinity Church, Bromley 
Common. He married Elizabeth, d. of William Ridley, of 
Felsted, Essex, at Felsted, April 29, 1854 ; issue (1) John Percy 
R. born 1855, died 1864; (2) William Ridley R., M.A. of Trin. 
Coll., Camb., merchant of London, born at Penge, Oct. 29, 
1856, married at Bromley in 1886, Elizabeth Harriott, youngest 
dau. of John Newman Tweedy, of Bromley, and of Port-au-Prince, 
Hayti : issue— Hugh Lascelles R. born 1887, and Enid Dorothea 
Hilda, born 1888: (3) Elizabeth Helen R. born 1858. 

Rawlins. — Martha Richardson, born 1778, bap. at Flockton, 
.married, about 1808, George Rawlins, of Shefdeld, born 2 Feb. 
1774, died at Sheffield in 1836, his widow in 1850. Their 
daughter, Martha, born 1810 at Sheffield, died there Feb. 7, 



1889, having married William H. Sigston, of Leeds, and had 
issue, besides a son who died in infancy, Martha Elizabeth 
Sigston, born 1834. 

Hutchinson. — Ann Richardson, born Feb. 9, 1769, bapt. at 
Thornhill, died about 1825, married in 1793 John Hutchinson, 
born Sep. 17, 1759, died Jan. 1826. Issue — Elizabeth, born 
1796, died, unmarried, 1836; and George, born 1798, married 
in 1823, Hannah dau. of James Burnley, of Pollard Hall,. 
Gomersal, and had issue — Anne Jane, born at Woodhouse, 
Emley, 1824, living in Germany; Martha, died in her third 
year; Hannah, born in 1828, married Anthony Snelgrove, has 
issue ; John Jas. died in infancy ; Elizabeth, died in infancy ; 
George, born at Woodhouse, 1832, married in 1859, Annie 
Danton, and has a family in New Zealand ; William Thomas^ 
born in Hull, died in infancy; Mary, born in Hull, 1835, died 
at Eastbourne in 1854 ; Christopher Eichardson, died at Hull 
an infant; Eliza, born at Hull, 1839, living in Germany. 

Langley. — Martha Eichardson married Eichard Langley, of 
Kirkheaton, and had Ann, mar. in 1740 Samuel Nichols, of K.; 
Thomas, bap. and bur. 1733 ; Richard, bur. 1734 ; Thomas^ 
bur. 1738, aged 4 ; John, bap. 1737, whose son John was bap. 
there in Oct. 1764; Eichardson, bap. 1740, had a daughter, 
Faith, bap. there, Sep. 6, 1770 ; Martha, bap. 1731 ; and Sarah, 
bur. 1747. 


Heywood's Diaries. — In your excellent volumes, I notice at 
ii, 12, (121), a misprint, or misreading, "Thomas Gream," 
which will baffle the reader. The name is "Thomas Irlam." 
His daughter, Susan, was great-grandmother of Charles Darwin 
the Naturalist. A. G. 


o • 

(Brit. Mus., Add MSS. 24,486 fo : 89.) 
Continued from jmge 57 . [Nov., 1682.] 

14. Tuesday, went in the forenoon to their meeting in 
Southowram at John Moses house. He, Thomas Gill, John 
Scholfield prayed, I preached and prayed. 

15. Wednesday, rode to Pudsey, preached at Mrs. Sale's 
house. Stayed all night. 

17. Friday, sent aw^ay my son Eliezer. 

20. Monday. Went to Gummersall to a solemn day of 
fasting and prayer. God helped Mr. Holdsworth and ^Ir. 
Dawson in praying, and me in preaching. 

26. Sunday in the morning God helped mc to commit my 
affairs that day to him, knowing the oflicers were to come. We 



watclit, they came at 11 o'clock. I began, preacht twice, had 
done at 5. 

29. Wednesday visited Mr. Sharp and his brother Eobert. 
December, 1682. 

5. Tuesday preached at John Butterworths at Warley. 

7. Thursday after my mornings work my wife and I rode 
to Halifax to the funeral of my dear friend Mr. John Brearcliffe, 
apothecary in Halifax, my old hearer, a very active useful man. 
Dr. Hook preached on 2 Cor. 5, 15. Commended him as 
indeed he had good reason. We dined at Jo. Jackson's. 
Multitudes were there. 

18. Monday in the morning after my closet duty and family 
work I prepared myself for my journey for Nottinghamshire. 
Set out about 11 o'clock: travelled. Called at A. L. at Kirk 
Heaton, J. B. at Burton : came to Mr. Cotton : found an 
afflicted family. Mary the youngest daughter dying that day 
which is the 9th death in that family in 12 years. 

19. Tuesday to widow Koebuck at Cawthorn, Mr. Benton's 
at Barnsley, so rode to Mr. Wadsworth's at Swathe. Lodged 
there : did my Master's work. 

20. Wednesday in the morning rode to Mr. Gill's of Carre- 
house, dined with him : found Mr. Prime there : rid with him 
that afternoon to Kotherham, visited young Mr. Shaw dying, 
prayed with him, so returned to Carre-house, Lodged there. 

21. Thursday rid on to Mr. Hatfield's of Laighton, dined 
with him, after dinner rode to Wallenwels, at last met my son. 
Prayed in the family, Mr. Hancock, Mr. Denton being there. 

22. Friday, Mr. Hancock and I preached together the 
monthly fast. Full assembly. 

23. Saturday my son going to Sheffield I had the oppor- 
tunity of privacy, and part of the day read in Mr. Glanville's 
book of wdtches and apparitions. 

24. Sunday I preached at Wallenwels all day to a full 
assembly. God brought some thither that were never used to 

25. Monday, instead of going homewards, Providence 
ordered me to set forward towards London with Sir Kali3h 
Knight, Mr. Taylor, &c. God preserved us. The v/omen rode 
in the coach. I rode on mine own horse to Nottingham that 
day : lodged at Mr. Marshes. Visited Mr. Whitlock and Mr. 
Reinolds at Mr. Hawkins house in the evening. Discoursed 
with them. We had much mercy. 

26. Tuesday, I having slept little that night rose by 5 
o'clock : read my chapters, prayed in my chamber. God 
sweetly enlarged my heart, made it a good morning. Then we 
sent back Mr. Taylor's coach and our horses to Wallenwels, by 



we got into Mr. Hawkin's stage coach, rode in it to 
Leicester, 18 miles. Lodged at Mr. Cradock's, at Angel there. 

27. Wednesday set out by break of day : came to Har- 
borough. Dined at Mr. Sownder's. Went on to Northampton: 
lodged at Mrs. Tompkins. 

28. Thursday travelled in the coach, dirty -^ay to Newport, 
baited there, set forward to Dunstable, travelled 2-4 miles. 

29. Friday set out between 12 and 1, came to Barnet. dined 
there, thence to London. Were set down at Anchor in Smith- 
field. Thence I got a coach to Mr. Jo. Denhams at the Postern 
in Basinghall street where I was kindly entertained. 

30. Saturday stayed with Mr. Denham. After dinner 
walked to Holborn. Visited Sir Ralph Knight, Mr. Taylor &c. 
Eeturned, visited Mr. Longbotham...had Dr. Annesley's com- 
pany in the evening. 

31. Sunday. Went to Lorimer's Hall. Heard Dr. Annesley 
in the forenoon. Mr. Hughe in the afternoon. I preacht at 
night in that place. 

January, 1683. 

1. Monday, visited friends : after dinner went to a meeting- 
place where Mr. Oake and Mr. Reinolds were exercised in 
praying and preaching, observing a fast : so returned, visited 
friends, then came back to Mr. Denham's where several Christ- 
ians met to spend the evening in prayer. 

2. Tuesday, went to Pindar's Hall, heard Mr. Howe, came 
to the Exchange, dined with cozen Edm. Hill. Walked to 
Holborn, Szc, returned. Found my son John, we lodged to- 

3. Wednesday, visited Mr. Marsh, Mr. Streatou: heard Mr. 
Lockier at the meeting in Micaels street, then dined with Mr. 
Brooksbank, conversed with Mr. Perrat, walked to the top of 
the monument, met Mr. Calamy, returned to our lodging. 

4:. Thursday, took coach with Mr. Vincent, Mrs. Denham, 
her daughter ; went into Southwark to Mr. Nathaniel Vincent's 
meeting-place to keep a fast, I began with prayer, preacht, 
Mr. Maddock's prayed, Mr. Vincent preacht, concluded with 
prayer. A very great assembly. 

5. Friday, went to Bedlam, saw a sad sight in a sumptuous 
place, dined at Mr. Edw. Hill's, walked to visit Sir Ealph 
Knight, Mr. Taylor, called of Aunt Case, Mr. Taylor, so re- 
turned home. 

6. Saturday, went to Mr. Longbothom's, went to dine with 
Mr. Taylor, thence Esquire Marsh and I went to Haberdasher's 
Hall. Heard Mr. Taylor in Mr. Jacomb's place. 

7. Sunday heard Mr. Slater in forenoon — afternoon I 
preached for Mr. Calamy at Cutler's Hall, at night at Law- 
rimer's Hall. 



8. Monday dined at Mr. Longbotlioms, visited Mr. Park- 
hurst and stayed at Mr. Brooksbanks. 

9. Tuesday, went to visit Mr. Taylor : called of my brother 
Crompton, took him along with me to Pindar's Hall, heard Mr. 
Jacomb, dined at Mr. Hardcastles with Mr. Kalphson (alias 
Jer. Marsden), Mr. Terril, Mr. Fraziers, &c., then went to John 

10. Wednesday, visited Aunt Case — Dined with brother 
Crompton at Cozen Smiths. Went at last to Sir Ealph, Mr. 

11. Thursday, I went to our gentlefolks: then went to hear 
Dr. Burnet at Clement's Tabernacle. He preached very well 
on 2 Pet. 1. 5. Vertue. Dined. Went after dinner with Mrs. 
P. 0. to Gracious Street to Mr. Porters, Mr. Ardier's. Heard 
the sad story of Mr. Vincent's tryal, imprisonment the day 
before. Keturned. Lodged with our gentlefolks. Lay at Mrs. 

12. Friday, went to Alderman Clarkson. Discoursed with 
his wife about the marriage of Mr. J. Knight and his daughter. 
Dined with Mr. James Leaver in Cripplegate. Lodged again 
in Holborn. 

13. Saturday, dined with Mr. James Stancliffe. Called at 
coz. E. Hiltons. 

14. Sunday, preached at Mr. Vincent's meeting-place. 
Heard Mr. Ealphson (alias Marsden truly).''' 

15. Monday Dined with Mr. Averley in Aldersgate street, 
correcting proof sheets. 

16. Tuesday went to hear Dr. Tillotson at Lawrence's, but 
Dr. Fowler of Cripplegate preacht an excellent sermon against 
persecution upon Sam. 3. 16, then went to the Exchange. 
Cozen Hill dined with Mr. Taylor, Mr. Slater, &c. Discoursed 
with Mr. Parkhurst. 

17. Wednesday, dined at Mr. Denham's with Mr. Slater- 
went to Alderman Clarkson's in the Strand. Came to Mr. 
Taylor. Lodged at Mr. Harwell's, the place he had provided 
for me. 

18. Thursday, went to Aunt Case's where we kept a solemn 
fast. Dr. Jacomb began with prayer. It was a moving day. 
We kept at it from 10 to near 4. As I went past I heard Dr. 
Cane preach at S. Pulcher a funeral sermon. That night was 
a painful night with cholic. 

19. Friday, heard Dr. Sharp a little at Lawrence's, visited 
Mr. Wheelwright. Dined with Mr. E. Harrison, Mrs. Denham, 
her daughter, my son and I went to New Prison, visited Mr. 
Franklin, a minister and divers prisoners. 

* One of the sons of Ralph Marsden, a former incumbent of Coley. 
Jeremiah M. and three brothers became nonconformists. He changed his 
name to Ralph-son to avoid further imiDrisonment.— J. H. T. 



20. Saturday, corrected a proof sheet, went to Cozen Hill, 
and with cozen Hilton to Xewington Green, major Thompson, 
Mr. Morton came to see us. 

21. Sunday, service in private at Mr. Deuham's, in the 
afternoon they went to church and Mr. H. stayed at home and 
preached again. Major Thompson and Mr. Ashur^t came. 

22. Monday, dined with cozen Hilton, Mr. Ashurst dined 
with us, then walked to Loudon. Lodged at Mr. Denham's. 
Had Mr. Nepe r?Nesse] and his wife with us all evening. 

23. Tuesday, went to Southwark to preach the morning 
lectiu-e for Mr. Carelock at 7 o'clock. Mr. Adams, Mr. Alsop 
were with me. Thence went to Pindar's Hall, heard Dr. 
Jacomb. Dined at Mr. Wheelwright's, there repeated my 
sermon. Lodged at Mrs. Harwel's. 

24:. Wednesday. Dined at Mr. Denham's, afterwards heard 
Mr. Freigt at Pindar's Hall. Conversed with him and Mr. 
Parrot at Mr. Brooksbanks. 

25. Thursday went to Holboru : parted with my son. Dined 
in Castle yard where our gentlefolks lodge : then came to Mr. 
Joseph Brooksbanks. Spent the evening in prayer with Mr. 
Hook a Berkshire minister, a worthy good man. 

26. Friday. Boxt up books. 'V^'ent to the White Horn in 
Cripplegate, thence went with P.K. to Billingsgate where Mr. 
Shallat a merchant gave us a noble treat of fish, Mr. Trail, 
Mr. Hardcastle, their wives, &c. Thence I came to Cozen 
Smiths to the funeral of his child in Paul's Churchyard : then 
to the funeral of cozen Dixon i Esther Okey) dying in childbed. 

27. Saturday, dined at Mr. S. Clark's. After dinner re- 
ceived my book of Israel's Lamentations after the Lord. 
Distributed several. 

28. Sunday, went early to Fetter Lane : heard Mr. Turner. 
Then to Lincoln's Lm, heard Dr. Tillotson on John 1-4. After 
dinner went to Fetter Lane, heard Mr. Streaton, and after that 
heard a young man at the same place preach very well. 

29. Monday dined at Mr. Archer's. Mr. Shallet and I 
visited Mr. Yincent in prison. 

30. Tuesday visited Mr. Leaver. Went to Pinner's Hall. 
Mr. Alross preached but I could not get in. Went back to 
Laurence's church. Heard Dr. Tillotson on Jer. 8. 6. He 
preached a good sermon. Dined at Mr. Joseph Brooksbank's. 

31. Wednesday, dined at Mr. Longbotham's, preached to a 
full company at Edmund Hills. 

February 1683. 

1. Thursday, took leave. Took coach, came to Watford, so 
rode to G arson my son coming thither for me, found all well. 

2. Friday had a solemn day of fasting and prayer at ^Ir. 
Marshes. Mr. Grew began, then my sou, then I preached. 
Mr. Hill concluded the day with prayer. 

Y.G. I 



3. Saturday, I stayed at Esquire Marshe's house and dis- 
coursed with Mr. Grew. 

4. Sunday, we began about 7 o'clock in the morning be- 
cause of threatenings of soldiers coming from S. Albans to 
distract us. Had done at 9, begun at 11 were till near 2. 

5. Monday, I took a solemn leave of them at Mr. 
Marsh and my son coming along with me to S. Albans. There 
met the coach and our gentlefolks. I rode on Mr. Ealph 
Knight's horse to Dunstable, my son went with me. There we 
lodged at the Crown." 

6. Tuesday, took a solemn farewell of my son John who 
brought us two miles & returned. We baited at Newport, came 
on to Northampton. 

7. Wednesday, to Leicester, lodged at Mr. Cradock's. 

8. Thursday, to Nottingham, where our horses met us 
coming in at 5 o'clock. Sir Ralph Knight and I went to visit 
the Duke of Newcastle's famous building at the castle, visited 
several friends, lodged at Mr. Marshe's. 

9. Friday, came to Warsup with Mr. Taylor, Dined with 
Esq. Thornhaugh, visited Mr. White, came home to Wallen- 
wells. To he continued. 


The Yorkshike Gates and the American Gtis families. — 
In Mr. Joseph Foster's "Yorkshire Pedigrees" (Gates of Nether 
Denby), James Gtis, the eminent American patriot, is stated to 
be descended from John Gates of Nether Denby, through his 
youngest son Samuel, who is said to have emigrated to America 
in 1724, and to have been father of two sons, the elder being 
Samuel Allen Gtis ( supposed to be ) father of Harrison Gray 
Gtis, and the younger James Gtis, of Boston, patriot, who by 
Ruth Cunningham, his wife, was father of James Gtis, junior, 
of Boston, described like his father as a patriot. As a matter 
of fact all American biographers, including Tudor, author of 
" The Life of Gfcis ;" and Drake, author of the "Dictionary of 
American Biography," agree in tracing the descent of the Gtis 
family from John Gtis who settled in New England in 1635, 
having come from Hingham, Norfolk, in June of that year. 
His son John, who died 1684, was father of John, (1657-1727), 
Colonel of Militia, Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, 
and Judge of Probate, his son was James, (1702-1778) who was 
like his father Colonel and Chief Justice, and also for a time 
Speaker of the Provincial Legislature. Judge James Gtis 
married Mary Alleyne and had five children, amongst them 
being James Gtis, Revolutionary patriot, who married Ruth 
Cunningham, and Samuel Alleyne Gtis, Member of Congress, 
father of Senator Harrison Gray Gtis. It will thus be seen 
that not only has the distinguished American family been 
tacked on to the English family, but that the American portion 



is inaccurate in several i^articulars, notably in making Euth 
Cunningham wife of the elder instead of the younger James. 


Armytage of Lightcliffe. Correction. George J. Ai-mytage, 
Esq., F.S.A., verT kindly informs me that William Armytage 
of Ash Grove, vras a son of James Armytage, and is therefore 
not identical with William, son of William Armytage, of Shelf. 

Eenest Axon. 

Wii.LiA^i Hunt was the author of a very scarce book entitled 
''Practical Gauging Epitomized,"' printed at York by J. White 
for the author, 1683, 12mo. It is not mentioned by Mr. Davies 
in his History of the York Press. The address to the reader is 
dated, Kipon, May 10th, 1683, and the author describes himself 
on the Title page as "Student in the Mathematiks,'' and one 
of the general " Supervisors for the duty of Excise." He was 
the author of ''Tarquin, " a Tragedy by W. H., Gent: 12mo, 
York, printed by John White, 1713, and which is dedicated to 
Madam Bethel, of Eyse, in the East Eiding of Yorkshire. 

Is anything known of this Author, or where he hved and died ? 
The first named book is very rare, and the only copy I have 
seen is imperfect. F. B. Tempest. 

Potterne, Wiltshire. 

[Our correspondent will find, pp. 129, 130 of Davies' York 
Press, that Hunt died at York in 171-1, leaving an incompleted 

Geography" in folio in the press, on which he had been en- 
gaged for twenty years. — Ed.] 

Y'oEK Chap-Books foe Childeex. — Besides the curious books 
published *by James Kendrew and described at page 63 of 
your Folk-lore Journal, the same printer issued many smaller 
ones [4: inches by 2^) specially intended for children, on coarse 
paper, containing fi-om 15 to 30 pages, and illustrated on nearly 
every page by rude woodcuts. Amongst them are many of the 
old stories and fairy tales that have delighted the childhood of 
imnumbered generations. In addition to these there is *'A 
Collection of Fables," " A visit to the Tower, being an account 
of several Birds and Beasts,"" " Eobinson Crusoe," and a Picture 
Alphabet, contained, along with other instructive matter, in 

Mrs. Lovechild's Golden Present." Then we find a comical 
story called " The world turned upside down," the nature of 
which may be gathered from a description of the first page, on 
which is represented a hare chasing a dog, illustrating the 
following doggrel — 

" To see a butcher kill a hog is no news, 
But to see a hare run after a dog, is strange indeed. 
This hare hunts the dog, 

Though all of you know 
Most dogs hunt the hare — 
But here it's not so."' 



The little book contains 25 more accounts of equally impos- 
sible things, all described and illustrated like the first. Perhaps 
the most interesting of the series is " The Cries of York," each 
of which is contained in a verse of doggrel, and illustrated by 
an attempt to represent some part of the city — a Bar, Postern, 
Bridge or Street. The frontispiece shews a woman crying 
"Fine Yaccomb Sand," that is sand from the pit at Acomb, 
a village near York. The larger of these books were sold at a 
penny, the smaller at a half-penny ; and the quantity of amuse- 
ment and information supplied at these low prices, to the 
children of the early years of this century must have been very 
considerable, however rude and inartistic the form in which it 
was conveyed. D. Birkenhead. 

Dr. Magee. — In a note No. 1107 of " Notes and Queries " of 
" The Kendal Mercury and Times " of 30, 3, 1888, I make 
mention of Dr. Magee as follov/s " Octob. 24, 1732, for John 
Metcalf, Counterset, near Askredg, Wensdale. — Phisick Medi- 
cines by Doctor Magees order, £3. 6s. Od." This item is ab- 
stracted from an old Kavenstonedale Pocket Book. About this 
time one of the earliest pastors of The High Meeting House, 
Eavenstonedale (see Westmorland Note Book) (Independents), 
was a Mr. John Magee, which would tend to the speculation 
as to identify these two to be intended for the same person. 

If any of your readers can throw any light on the subject 
they will greatly oblige. T. Hewetson. 

Professor Paley. — Professor Paley died November 11th, 
1888, at Bournemouth. Frederick Althorp Paley was born at 
Easingwold, near York, in the year 1816, and was the eldest 
son of the late Eev. Edmund Paley, and grandson of the famous 
Dr. Paley, author of " The Evidences of Christianity." He was 
educated at Shrewsbury, over which school, at that time, pre- 
sided Dr. Samuel Butler, who was afterwards Bishop of Lichfield, 
and is remembered for his atlases of ancient and modern 
geography. From Shrewsbury, Paley proceeded to St. John's 
College, Cambridge, where he took his degree in 1838. It is 
singular that the name of a man who, in after years, became 
one of the very first of classical scholars should not be found 
in the Tripos of his year. This may perhaps be accounted for 
by the circumstance which in those days kept many a good 
scholar from his place in the Classical Tripos — namely, the 
necessity of taking mathematical honours first. For eight 
years after taking his degree he resided at Cambridge. In 
1846 he joined the Roman Catholic Church, and left Cambridge, 
whither he did not return until 1860, at which date the dis- 
abilities, under which dissentients from the doctrines of the 
English Church had till then laboured, were partially removed. 
For 14 years he remained at the University, where he was 



tnown as one of the most successful and careful classical 
tutors. In 1874 he accepted the appointment of Professor of 
Classical Literature in the Catholic University College at Ken- 
sington, which post he held till recently. At different periods 
of his life, Professor Paley produced a very great quantity of 
work for the Press, chiefly in editing Greek and Latin authors. 
The best known of his works are those which appear in the 
Bibliotheca Classica," which may be said to have been the 
result of the first effort on the part of men of high intelligence 
and learning to prepare classical texts with English notes 
for advanced students. Paley' s volumes are among the best 
volumes of this unrivalled series. Among the authors whom 
he annotated for this and other editions of celebrated works 
were Homer, Hesiod, Theocritus, ^Eschylus, Sophocles, 
Euripides, Aristophanes, and Demosthenes (this last in con- 
junction with Mr. J. E. Sandys! and many of these works were 
demanded by the public in several editions. The Iliad and the 
works of great tragedians are perhaps the best known of these 
commentaries. With regard to the period of Homer, Paley is 
well-known to have put him at a much later date than most 
commentators. But even the long list of books already named 
does not cover the whole of Paley's works. He made a selection 
of Martial's epigrams, prepared the text of the Greek tragedians 
for the series called " Cambridge Texts," annotated the Medi- 
cean scholia on ^Eschylus, and translated into English 
Schumann's work on the Assemblies of the Atlienians. He 
also translated in prose the plays of ^schylus and the odes of 
Pindar, the Philebus and Theatetus of Plato, and the 5th and 
6th books of the Ethics of Aristotle. A large number of articles, 
reviews, and fugitive pieces came from his pen for periodicals. 
Paley shared Milton's fondness for Euripides, and in his 
preface to his edition of that poet in the "Bibliotheca Classica" 
he maintains that Euripides had a deeper insight into human 
nature than is generally allowed, and scouts the prevalent 
notion that the youngest tragedian was a hater of women, with 
a low and vulgar view of mankind generally. Good as are all 
his notes, they are surpassed in perspicacity by his prefaces, 
which indeed are of almost unique value. He was devoted to 
other pursuits besides classical learning. He wrote many 
papers on archaeology and botany, and was one of the original 
members of the Camden Society at Cambridge. In 1883 the 
University of Aberdeen conferred upon him the honorary degree 
of LL.D. — Times. 

[Amongst his works are: — " Ecclesiologists' Guide to the 
Churches near Cambridge," 1844 ; " Manual of Gothic Arch- 
itecture," 1846; of "Gothic Mouldings," 1847; "Notes of 
Twenty Churches round Peterborough," 1860; "Remarks on 
Peterborough Cathedral," 1854.] 



BOLTON PKIORY, 2 Ric. II. 1378-9. 
Exch., Clerical Subsidies, Diocese of York, 
Pkioratus de Bolton. 


D. Rob'to de Otteley Priore 


D. Fr'e Will'o Sperry Suppriore 


D. Fr'e Will'o de Malgiium 


D. Fr'e Will'o de Sutton 


D. Fr'e Will'o de Preston 


D. Fr'e Rob'to de Hoton 


D. Fr'e Rob'to de Holdernesse 


D. Fr'e Rad'o de Ledes 


D. Fr'e Joli'e de Ledes 


D. Fr'e Rob'to de Panale 


D. Fr e Rob to de Bayldon 


D. Fr'e Rob'to de Ebor 


1). ±re Tnom. Paslewe 


D. Fr'e Ric. de Wyntryngh'm ... 


D. Fr'e Joh'e de Langeton ... 


D. Fr'e Rob'to de Grove 


D. Fr'e Thorn. Ferrour 


D. Fr'e Joh'e de Theng 


D. Fr'e Will'o de Kirkeby 


D. quinque conversis''' 


S'm. xxiiij.s. 

Num'us. xxiiij. 

4 Ric. II 


1380-1, (ibid. -) 

Prior de Bolton 
Will'o de Preston ... 
Will'o de Sutton 
Rob'us de Hoton ... 
Rob'us de Holdernes 
Rad'ph's de Ledys 
Job. de Ledys 
Rob'us de Panhall 
Rob'us de York 
Joh. de Tweng 
Will'o de Kirkeby 
Ric'us de Wintringham 
Joh. de Longton 
Thomas Ferour 

'Fr. Adam de Preston 

Fr. Rob'us del Crosse 

Fr. Rob'us del Fell 

Fr. Rob'us de Skipton ... 
iFr. Rob'us de Braghton ... 

W. Paley 
Conversus=lay brother. 


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Elland. — I shall be greatly obliged if any reader, who may 
happen to have any notes relative to the name Eland, Ealand, 
or Elland, will be so good as to send me a copy. 

85, Farrant Avenue, Noel Park, N. land. 

Padderton. — A true and faithful Account of the Island of 
Veritas ; together with the Forms of their Liturgy, and a full 
relation of the Eeligious Opinions of the Veritasians. London, 
C. Stalker, [c. 1790] pp. viii, 173. 

Preface mentions Jasper Eichardson, also Nilekaw [Wakelin] 
Freeman of Padderton, Yorkshire, both probably fictitious 
names. Is anything known of the Author ? 

Mr. Taylor, Northampton, catalogues a facetious history of 
England, 12mo, calf, gilt, 72 pp., " The Chronicle of the Kings 
of England from the Norman Conquest unto the Present time," 
to which are added Poetical Amusements. Huddersfield : 
Printed and sold by Sikes and Smart ; sold, also, by Hurst, 
London ; Edwards and Son, Halifax ; and Gill, Wakefield. 


Mr. J. W. HuGALL is quite unknown to the present gener- 
ation, although he must have been a useful man during the 
short time he lived at Pontefract, cir. 1850. But he was a 
Melchisedec; no one knew — or at least remembers — his beginn- 
ing or his end : his forefathers or his descendants. He had 
several children while living here — some six or eight years — 
and is thought to have gone to Cheltenham. He was part of 
his time here in partnership with a Mr. Vickers, architect, of 
Dringhouses Church, near York, and built (as his own specu- 
lation) the house at Carleton, now owned and occupied by Col. 
Ehodes. He himself lived part of his time at Snydale Hall, 
the residence of the Mayor of Pontefract, another Mr. Ehodes, 
but in no way related to Col. Ehodes : and part of the time, he 
lived at Carleton at the house afterwards for many years owned 
and occupied by Col. Wood of the 10th Hussars, a Waterloo 
veteran, who in fact discovered and reported to the Duke the 
approach of the Prussians, whose arrival so opportunely set 
the seal to the victory of Waterloo. 

Mr. Hugall ended here with a composition with his creditors. 

Both himself and his wife are supposed to have come from 
Leeds ; but being here only so short a time, and leaving under 
a cloud, he seems to have been soon forgotten and this is all I 
can recover about him, after so long an interval. 

[Any memoir of Mr. Hugall, whose Yorkshire works demand 
fuller acknowledgement, will be welcome. — Ed.] 

Abraham Smith, St. John's Coll., Camb., B.A., 1600; M.A., 
1604. Ordained D. and P. 1604 by Abp. Hutton at Bishop- 
thorpe. Vicar of Winterton, 1604 ; Eector of West Halton, 



1611; Vicar of Burton on Statlier, 1614; Rector of Great 
Coates, 1624 ; Vicar of Grasby. Born 1579, d. 1651-2. 

=7= Elizabeth, dau. Robt. Wilbie, Vicar of Roxby, Line, and 
Joan his wife,) born 1590, d. 1640. 
= Elizabeth 

Elizabeth, Joseph, Rector of Thomas, Vicar of Edmund, Vicar 

Edmund, Great Coates, d. Wootton, 1657, of Redbourne, 

John, 1666, mar. of Caistor, 1673, 1660, of Gt. 

Annah, Elizabeth,d.John b. 1620, d. 1685, Limber, 1669, 

Ursula, Appleyard, Esq., mar. Ann mar.Thomasine 

Sarah, of Ulceby, Line. issue, amongst d. John Apple- 

Abm. by Sarah, dau. others, Edmund, yard, of Ulceby 

Joan, Gyles Finney, Vicar of Wootton, aforesaid, born 

Margt., "of York. whose son 1632, d. 1695. 

Ruth, ^ Abraham was Vicar 

Susanna, issue. of Frodingham, issue. 

Eobert. whose son Thomas 

was also Vicar of 
Frodingham whose son 

Noel Thomas Smith, b. 1769, d. 1852, was M.D. at Newcastle- 
on-Tyne, whose son Noel Thomas, b. 1800, in Jamaica, d. 1868 
in County Galway, mar. Isabella Delpratt of Jamaica, d. 1886, 
leaving issue several sons. Officers in the Bengal Staff Corps, 
three of whom married daughters of Joseph Delpratt, Esq., by 
Sarah Elinor, dau. of Henry Bolders Barnard, Esq., of Cave 
Castle, Yorks, and Sarah Elizabeth, d. and co-heir. Roger Gee, 
Esq., of Bishop Burton. 

Abraham S. of Great Coates did not compound for first fruits 
at Winterton. He immediately succeeded one Thomas Graves 
in that living, never having served as Curate so far as I can 

Thomas Graves became Vicar of Crowle in Lines, and com- 
pounded, his securities being Hugo Graves, merchant, of 
Kingston-super-Hull, Yorks, and Abraham Smith, generosus 
of the same. 

At subsequent preferments Abraham Smith compounded with 
securities as under — 

West Halton: William Brighouse of Coleby, Lines., gentle- 
man, and John Swinescoe of the parish of St. Dunstan in the 
West, haberdasher. 

Burton on Stather : Robert Metcalfe of the parish of St. 
Punstan in the West, London, gentleman, and Peter Bramhall 
of Pontefract, Yorks., yeoman. 

Great Coates : William Bagwell of the parish of St. Gabriel, 
Fenchurch Street, London, merchant, and William Worsley 
of Ousefleet in the Co. of York, gentleman. 



Abraham Smith died and was buried at Gt. Coates, in the 
chancel of the chm-ch. His will, dated 9 March, 1651-2, and 
proved at Lincoln 6 April, 1652, mentions wives and children 
only ; no collaterals. 

Witnesses — Kichard Scriven, Kobert Kettleborough. 

The coat and crest used by the family are as under — Argent, 
a chevron (sable or perhaps gules) between 3 roses gules. 
Crest, a talbot statant or. 

This coat, without crest, is found on wills sealed by Abraham 
Smith of Barnetby, 1694, and by his Brother Edmund Smith 
of Wootton (to whom A. S. of Barnetby willed his seal) in 1733. 

I think Abraham S. must have come from Yorks. into Lines., 
and if jou can suggest any likely method of tracking him back 
I should be much obliged. He left house property in Great 
Grimsby. S. 

John Peiestley, of Soyland, Recorder of Ripon 1604-10. 

Henry Priestley, of Soyland, 
his Will proved Oct. 1637 
Mar. 1608. 

Helen, daughter of Richard 
Gledhill, of the Baitings 

Hobert Priestley, of Soyland, 
and the Baitings, died 
soon after 1654 

John Priestley, = 
well known to Jonathan 
Priestley, the writer 
of the Memoir 

Joseph Priestley, 
b. 1659 
d. 1745 


Jonas Priestley, - 


1700 '[-78 

d. 20 Feb. 1779 

Sarah Healey, 

21 May, 1685 

Mary Swift. 

Joseph Priestley, LL.D., F.R.S., some time minister of Mill 
Hill Chapel, Leeds : died 6 Feb. 1804, nearly 70. 

The Family of Priestley (Surtees Soc), page 2, note 5. gives 
the Arms and Crest granted in 1607, to Wm. Priestley of Lon- 
don. This remark follows : These armorial bearings have 
"been assumed, apparently without authority, by the Priestleys 
of Yorkshire." 

In a pamphlet printed 1860, ''Memorials of Dr. Priestley," 
by James Yates, M.A., F.R.S., it is stated that Dr. Priestley's 

* Query — Is the above Joseph son to John ? 



coat of arms is represented on his book-plate, and on the seal 
of his letters. His motto " Ars longa, Vita brevis." There- 
presentation of the Arms and Crest is the same as that given 
in note 5 (above). 

Would such a man as he, use the Arms and Crest of another 
family, simply because its surname was the same as his own ? 

Query I. Was the above Wm. P. descended from an older 
branch of the family of Priestley of Soyland. 

Query 11. Was the John Priestley on top line of page 3 (not 
the John P. of Soyland mentioned in note 6, who was born a 
century earlier) an ancestor of Dr. Priestley ? 

Query III. Can anyone shew a family connection between 
Dr. P. and the above Wm. P. ? 

[Our Priestley correspondent has evidently forgotten to add 
his name and address.] 


jSotias of JJ^hi ?8ooks» 

The Falcon. Monthly, 3d., 16pp., printed by Z.Wright, 
Thirsk. Part L, May 1887— Part 24, April 1889. T. J. 
Wilkinson, Editor. Vol. IL, No. 1. May 1889. A very inter- 
esting miscellany. 

The Customaey Heirs of Ann English, Canonbury. By H. 
W. Aldred, Dover Terrace, 181, Coldharbour Lane, S.E., 1889. 

Eight-pages account of an interesting and successful search 
after next-of-kin, in which the Eev. S. J. Hillyerd, b. 1784, d. 
1861, of whom a notice may be found in Canon Hulbert's 
Ahnoyidhury Supplement, was deemed to have been customary 
heir. Would that there were more such results ! and fewer 
impositions (or rather impostors.) 

Yorkshire Arch^ological Association. — Eecord Series, 
Vol. VI. for 1888. Index of Wills in the York Kegistry, 1389 
to 1514. Printed by Eobert White, Worksop, for the Society, 
1889, pp. xii, 204, + 3. 

We have tested this invaluable Index from our excerpts taken 
from the wills themselves and not from the MS. index, and out 
of more than a hundred tests we have only found what we 
think will turn out to be an omission in Adam Baynes, Leeds, 
1506.* Our notes may be in error. We have no hesitation in 
stating that a more perfect index, guided by the original spell- 
ings, was never issued. We regard this volume as the richest 
guide ever placed in the hands of a Yorkshire Genealogist. It 
would have saved us scores of hours in our researches years 
ago. It is worth ten times the half-guinea charged to sub- 
scribers. Dr. Collins deserves the highest praise. 

The History of Hemingbeough. — By Thomas Burton, Esq., 
edited by the Kev. Canon Eaine, M.A., D.C.L., (Yorkshire 
* On referring to Dr. Collins, we discover our error. Adam Ba7ies does appear. 



Arclijeological &c. Association, 1888-9). London printed. 
Published by Sampson Brothers, York, 1888. The Title-page 
proper reads, "The History and Antiquities of the Parish of 
Hemingbrough in the County of York, by Thomas Burton, Esq. 
of Turnham Hall. Edited and enlarged by James Eaine, M.A., 
D.C.L., Canon Residentiary of York." Demy 8vo, pp. xiii, 406, 
with inserted plates and pedigrees. There is a 4to edition, also. 

The Council of the Association have wisely substituted this 
bulky volume for two of the half-yearly parts of the Journal. 
In this breach of routine, we had one consolation in knowing 
that Canon Raine could more than compensate for our half- 
yearly losses, and now that the volume has come we could wish 
a similar substitution or better still an addition every other 
year. If we mistake not, Canon Raine has done himself barely 
justice in his desire to give full credit to his friend, the original 
collector. Every page shows, more or less, the unique hand of 
the talented editor, and to the topographer, Hemingbrough is 
now 'the loveliest village of the plain.' The work is as near 
perfection as one may expect. 

Yorkshire Diaries and Autobiographies in the 17th and 
18th Centuries. — (Vol. 77 of the Publications of the Surtees 
Society, established 1884). Printed by Wm. Harrison, Ripon,. 
for the Society: 1886 for 1888, pp. 174. 

The work consists of " The History of the Priestley Family, 
of Halifax parish," edited by the late Mr. Charles Jackson, and 
" The Note Book of Sir Walter Calverley, of Esholt," edited by 
Mr. Samuel Margerison. Two more fascinating topics could 
scarcely be found in Yorkshire family history. If Mr. Jackson 
had lived, the Priestley Notes, from Oliver Heywood's Diaries, 
Wills, Manor Rolls, &c. would have been amplified. The forty 
pages of this section give a most valuable insight to the social 
and religious life of the 17th century. The Calverley Note 
Book, with its ample foot-notes, covers more territory and 
family connections. It is adorned with two excellent photo- 
graphs of Sir Walter and Lady Julia Calverley. The Memor- 
anda begin with the date 1663, but "I, Walter Calverley, was 
borne 15 Jan. 1669-70," "fell into a tube of water, Oct. 8, i671," 
"fell into a panfull of milk, and was taken oute for dead 10 or 
20 of June, 1672." He fell into some other predicaments when 
much older, but came olf generally as champion, especially 
when he became a Baronet. The story is the more interesting 
as the writer had a most numerous acquaintanceship. 

Hull and District Directory and Grimsby Trades Directory. 
Compiled by F. Atkinson & Co. Price 12s. 6d. Hull, A. Brown 
and Sons, 1888. Small 4to, pp. 482, 64. 

A more comprehensive and elaborate, and withal simple, 
directory we have not seen. Topographical descriptions oi 
each town and village, with ample lists of inhabitants, from 



near Bridlington to Grimsby, may be found in this large, neat 

Original School Songs : edited by J. L. Watson and G. H. 
Smith (of Hull). Hull, A. Brown & Sons. 123 pages. Is. 6d. 

These songs are written in both notations, and are as 
excellent in their high- class poetry as in their melodious 
arrangements. Their tendency is to lead to a higher life, and 
a good tone must prevail in the home or school where these 
charming pieces are known. 

Poems by C. W. Craven, pp. viii, 127. Keighley, E. Craven, 
1889. Dedicated to H. J. Butterfield, Esq., Cliffe Castle. 

Taking as our text the motto on the Keighley Borough 
Arms, — " By Worth," evidently implying more than the mere 
name of Aire's tributary stream, we have read with pleasure 
Mr. Craven's poems, descriptive of the scenery by Worth and 
Aire, of the Brontes, Factory Angels, "Old Three Laps," 
Boses, &c., and have found worth in them. 

The Archaeological Keview. June 1889, Vol. III. No. 4, 
Monthly, 2s. 6d. London, David Nutt. 

A receptacle for advanced and general archaeological disqui- 
sitions. Mr. Gomme's article on Totemism in Britain is a 
valuable Folk-lore contribution. 

Eegister for the Parish of All Saints', Roos. — Vol. I. 
Copied by me, Eichard Beverley Machell, M.A., Canon of York 
and Rector of Roos. Register deficient 1602-7, 1611-20. Hull, 
A. Brown & Sons, 1888. Only a hundred copies printed. 5s., 
pp. 139. This carefully edited and indexed Eegister covers a 
hundred years from 1571. Though few are printed, the price 
is low ; and we hope Canon Machell will favour the county 
with the succeeding volume, and stimulate other custodians to 
issue theirs. The marriages before Hu. Bethell, and other 
Justices are noteworthy, as also that " Master Stevenson is the 
minister of Roosse untill Bartholomew day next, 1662." 

The Life and Death of Llewellynn Jewitt, F.S.A., &c., 
with Fragmentary Memoirs of S. C. Hall and other friends. 
By William Henry Goss, F.G.S. London, Hy. Gray, 1889. 
Demy 8vo, pp. vii, 639. Frontispiece. 

The Founder and Editor of the Reliquary was born at Kim- 
berworth, near Rotherham, Nov. 24th, 1816. Arthur Jewitt, 
his father, was the last of the several Arthur Jewitts, Sheffield 
cutlers, and became a schoolmaster at Chesterfield, and amongst 
his works we highly treasure "The Northern Star, or Yorkshire 
Magazine," which was issued when Llewellynn was a babe in 
arms. Arthur died at Headington, near Oxford, on his 80th 
birthday, March 7, 1852. Short chapters record briefly the 
memoirs of the Rev. Arthur George Jewitt, the eldest brother of 
Llewellynn, and of Orlando, the wood engraver and artist, 



another worthy brother, aud then commences a treat of rich 
reminiscences in that easy flowing style of which Mr. Jewitt 
was a master, and ably sustained by Mr. Goss. It is a book to 
which one can recur and recur. Every reader of the Reliquary 
will hail its publication with delight. 

The Dance of Death, in Painting and in Print. By T. 
Tindall ^Yildridge, with woodcuts. London, George Kedway, 
1887. (400 copies plain, and 60 copies coloured). Small 4to, 
87 pages. 

The twelve blocks depicted were found in a northern printing- 
office many j^ears ago, and are copies of Holbein's designs. An 
interesting account of the Continental "Dances," and of Hollar's 
Vance of Death, accompanies the illustrations. The work is a 
credit to both author and publisher. 

A Shoet Histoey of the Chief Afb^iliated Feiendly Societies. 
(B}^ T. Ballan Stead.) Reprinted from the " Leeds Express." 
6d. Leeds, F. R. Spark, pp. v, 126. 

Mr. Stead breaks up new ground, and not too soon calls 
attention to the rise and history of Friendly Societies. Our 
village and town-chests, and copies of Eules and Bye-laws will 
supply much information, but these are scattered fragments. 
Will the owners, or discoverers, forward their notes, and they 
shall be inserted in our pages for Mr. Stead, or some future 
historian. All who read Mr. Stead's "Short History" will 
endeavour to supply him with data for a " Longer History." 

DiCTioxAEY OF Heealdey, with upwards of 2500 illustrations, 
by Charles Norton Elvin, M.A. East Dereham, W. H. Brown. 
2 guineas to subscribers. 

This beautiful work, beautiful in printing, illustrations, and 
binding, contains 47 large, artistic plates, with fifty or more 
examples on each plate, systematically arranged, fully described 
and indexed in 56 pages of letterpress. The second part con- 
sists of the Dictionary of Heraldic terms, 140 pages, double 
columns, and each definition gives the number of the corres- 
ponding illustration. Mr. Elvin is equally at home as an artist 
and herald, and has given us the book a learner must have, and 
a volume which the herald and historian will not willingly 
forego. Many of our subscribers we notice on his subscription 
list, and we highly recommend the book to others. 

Bishop Eyan. — A Memorial Sketch by W. M. Egglestone, 
Stanhope, via Darlington. Printed for the author by Sewell 
and Caldicott, Bradford, 1889, pp. viii, 109, portrait and illus- 
trations, 3s. Dedicated to Baroness Burdett-Coutts. 

Bradfordians and Middlehamites, and supporters of Foreign 
Missions, will be pleased to possess this neat memorial of the 
former Bishop of Mauritius. Bishop Eyan died at Stanhope, 
Jan. 11, 1888, aged 72. In 1870, he settled in the Vicarage of 



Bradford and was Rural Dean for five years, and Archdeacon 
of Craven the following five years, 1875-1880, after which he 
went to Bournemouth for a short rest, and then served three 
years at Middleham, removing to Stanho^De Rectory at the close 
of 1883. 

Elementary Text-Book of Physiography. — By W. Mawer, 
F.G.S. 2nd edition, pp. 256, Hull, Elsom & Co., 1889, 2s. 

Primer of Micro-Petrology. — By W. Mawer, F.G.S., pp. 68. 
Hull, Elsom & Co. Is. 

These are excellent text-books, well illustrated and indexed ; 
admirably adapted to the requirements of the Science and Art 

A Guide to Queen's Scholarship Examination, pp. 103. 
Hull, Elsom & Co., 1889. Is. 

Stocks simplified and explained, pp. 16. 3d. 

These pamphlets are replete with trustworthy directions, and 
explicitly written. 

Gardening for Amateurs by Rev. F. D. Horner, M.A., 
Burton in Lonsdale, and Geo. Kidson, Lansdowne School, 
Hull. 2nd edition. Is., pp. 101. A. Tesseyman, printer, Hull, 
1886. This is a truly practical work, simply written. 

Cultivation of the Chrysanthemum, for Decorative and 
Exhibition purposes, by Geo. Kidson. 2nd edition, 3d., pp. 14. 

This pamphlet is the first sheet of the above book separately 

The Wages of Sin is Death not Eternal Torment,— By 
Mrs. C. M. Kidson, Lansdowne School, Hull. Leeds, Alf. Cooke, 
1888. 6d. 31 pages. 

Since the time that Anne Bronte wrote the poem, " A word 
to the Elect," this doctrine has been a favourite subject of 
theological discussion, and it must be acknowledged that in 
many communities the teaching, as given here by Mrs. Kidson, 
has been accepted. Although holding for many years the non- 
eternity of torment, we are not satisfied with the *' conditional 
immortality" theory. Mrs. Kidson's treatise evinces consider- 
able research. 

Christendom : its Sects and Creeds examined, by Geo. Kidson, 
Hull. With reply to a criticism on " The Wages, &c. by Mrs. 
Kidson." Is. Lincoln, Akrill, 1888, 117 pages. 

The topics embrace — Present Christendom, Rationalism and 
Ritualism, the Jews, the Second Coming of Christ, Falling 
from Religion, Conditional Immortality, and Mrs. K's. " Criti- 
cism." The writer seems to follow the lines of the Plymouth 
brethren, though striking out into ways that the Brethren 
could not be supposed to follow. We heard Mr. J. N. Darby, 
and read his works with highest admiration thirty years ago, 



but we scarcely could endorse Mr. Kidson's remarks that Mr. 
Darby was '*the greatest recognised authority on Biblical 
subjects during the present century," though willing to concede 
his great merits as a theologian. 

New York Genealogical and Biographical Kecord. — April, 
1889. New York, N. Y. G. B. Society, 2 dollars per annum. 

Of the several American quarterlies we receive, none delights 
us more than the N. Y. Eecord for portraits and ' painful pedi- 
grees.' Mr. Latting wishes to know the maiden name of Mrs. 
Lindley Murray, and where she is buried. 

The Pynours. — Historical Notes on an Ancient Aberdeen 
Craft, by John Bullock. Aberdeen, Edmonds & Spark, 1887. 

A beautiful little volume, on a subject almost unique, and 
abounding in old-time pictures, the work of a master-hand. 
No one would expect so learned and interesting a history of a 
Shore Porters' Society. 

Bibliography of Hull, 1888, compiled by W. G. B. Page, 
Sub-Librarian, Subscription Library, Hull. 6d. 1889. 
12 pages. 

Mr. Page is a born-bibliophile. Nothing seems to escape his 
discovery, for not only does he annually chronicle the local 
issue, or works of local men, in book or pamphlet form, but 
articles in current Serials are duly recorded. Would that each 
Free Library had a town's recorder ! 

A Manual of Music, by J. L. Watson, 3rd edition. Hull, 
A. Brown & Son, 104 pages, 2s. 

This volume is a concise guide to the Old Notation, and 
briefly answers all that may be asked at Elementary Teachers' 
Examinations. It is particularly rich in definitions and trans- 

Kecitations for Infants. Is. 88 pages. 

Code Eecitations. — Standards 1, 2, Id. each ; 3, -1, 5, 6, 
2d. each. Hull, A. Brown & Son. 160 pages, in parts. 

These are excellent selections, carefully annotated. 

Wedmore Parish Eegisters. — Marriages, 1561-1839, pp. xiv, 
151, small 4to, 5s. Wells, Jackson, 1888. 

The Vicar of Wedmore has set an excellent example to his 
brethren in editing, indexing, and publishing at an exceedingly 
cheap rate his Parish Eegisters. We should greatly rejoice if 
our Yorkshire Vicars would do likewise. 

Small Pets. — For Prizes, Pleasure and Profit. With which 
is incorporated the Eabbit Keeper and Show Ecportcr. 
Weekly, Id. Bradford. No. 20, Vol. I. New Scries. Thursday, 
May 16th, 1889. 

We noticed The Rabbit Keeper on its first appearance. After 
thirty weeks, it changed its name as above, and is conducted by 
experts in a very creditable manner. 



The Pekiodical Press Index, No. 1, May 15, 1889. Is. 6d, 
(13s. per ann.) London : Trlibner. 32 pp., small 4to, double 

With the power of a magic wand and an approach to literary 
omniscience, the editor has produced the first monthly record 
of the leading subjects in current literature, and as a proof of 
his vigilance we testify to discovering three or four subjects 
contained in our last issue. The arrangement of topics is very 
clear and comprehensive ; and the index, if anything, overdone. 
We wish the idea could be carried out in a cheaper form, with 
an annual index; that is, we would dispense with the second 
half of the issue until the close of the annual volume. 

The Unitarian, (Michigan,) May, 1889, contains a character- 
istic sermon on John Bright, by the Rev. Eobert Collyer. 
English Agent, H. Eawson, Manchester. 

The Bradfordian (Bradford Grammar Schools' Magazine), 
May 27, 1889, has an interesting article on boys' games 170 
years ago, from the MS. of the Eev. John Lister, who entered 
Bradford School in 1720, aged 17. 

This vigorous and useful serial is ever welcome, and may be 
commended to any member of the scholastic profession. Any 
reader having a duplicate of Holroyd's Bradfordian, Jan. 1862, 
(No. 16,) will oblige by addressing the editor hereof. 

Early Parish Registers of Eotherham, — Worksop?, Eobert 
White, 1879. 25 copies printed, 72 pages, 4to, 15s. Eeprinted 
from Guests' EotherJunn by E. W. The period covers the years 

Doncaster Charities, Past and Present, by Charles Jackson, 
Worksop, E. White, 1881, pp. xii, 136, Ixxviii, vi. Folding 
pedigrees, photographs and other illustrations. 

The Sepberghian. [Seal of the School, Edwd. YI., 1551.] 
Vol. X. March, 1889. No. 1. 27 pages. 

A School Magazine worthy of the ancient foundation, but 
not so historical as the early volumes. 

A Dialogue about the Church, between a Country Parson 
and a Country Parishioner. By Eev. F. 0. Morris, B.A., 
Nunburnholme, 16 pp. Id. London, Groombridge. 

Beneath the Green Emblem. By an American. 6d. York, 
Sampson, 1889. 23 pp. of Irish Sketches. 

Selden Society. — The third volume of this new, yet flourish- 
ing Antiquarian Society is being edited by Mr. W. PaleyBaildon, 
of Lincoln's Inn, and will contain a selection of Civil Cases of 
the thirteenth century from the Plea Eolls, Eecord Office. 

Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1887. By W. W. Tomlinson. Ilus- 
trated. Newcastle, Walter Scott. 

We are pleased to pronounce this guide by a Yorkshireman 
as excellent and cheap. 6d. 








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DESCENT from B. Sir Thomas More. 

Sir Thomas More, martyred 6 July, 1535. 
=i= Jane, dau. John Colt of Newhall in Essex. 
Margaret, died 1544. 

=j= William Koper, Esq., of Eltham, Kent. 
Thomas Koper. 

=i= Lucy, sister of Sir Anthony Browne, Viscount Montacute. 
Sir William Roper, protonotary, one of ten sons. 
=i= Catherine Browne, his cousin. 
Anne Eoper, only daughter. 

=p Sir Philip Constable, Bt., of Everingham, d. 1664. 
See Constable of Everingham. 

RELATIONSHIP to Sir Clifford Constable through 
the MacDonells. 

Major MacDonald, executed at Carlisle for joining Charles 
Edward Stuart in 1745. 

-r_ ^ . ^ _ 

Ranold, Isa.bella, d. at Mary. Catherine, 
d.young. York, unmarried, =pJohn Chichester ^Thomas 

30 March, 1803. | E sq.of Arlington. | McDonald 

] I . I ^ary, 

John Palmer Chichester Mary, =f= Charles 

Charles Chichester, of =\= Sir Thomas Stanley 

Calverleigh. | Constable. | Constable. 

=f= Miss French, l~ Thomas C. of 

a daughter=Sir Clifford Constable, d. Otley,Esq.,vix. 

22 Dec, 1870. 1889. 

Sir Clifford was not a Constable in blood but succeeded to the 
estates of Burton Constables, who were not related to the 
Constables of Everingham. 



ROYAL DESCENT through Middelton and Ingleby. 
King Henry III. d. 1272. ^ Eleanor of Provence. 

Edward 1. d. 1307 
=p (1) Eleanor of 


Edmund (Croucbback) E. of Lancaster. 
=p Blanche, Queen of Navarre. 

Castile Thomas E. of Lancaster, 

Edward IL Lincoln, &c., heheaded 

murdered at Pontefract, 1322. 

1327. =Alicia de Lacy. 

=f=Isabel of France. 
Edward III. d. 1377 
=f=Philippa of Hain- 

Henry, Earl of 

I Chaworth, 
Henry, Duke of 

=plsabella, dau. of 
Henry, Lord 

John of Gaunt, 3rd son Duke of 
Lancaster, d. 1399 



Henry IV. d. 1413. 
HeLry Y. d. 1422. 
HeLry VI d. 1471. 




Elizabeth,who on death 
of her great nephew 
Hy. VI. became coheir- 
ess of her father. 
7=JohnHolland,Duke of 
son of Sir Thomas, E. 
of Kent, by Joan the 
Fair Maid of Kent, 
grand-daughter Ed. I. 
JohnHolland,Duke of Exeter 
Anne, dau. E. of Salisbury. 

Anne Holland. 

Sir John Neville, - 
brothor of Earl 

Ealph Neville, 3rd Earl of Westmorland, 
=i= Matilda, dau. Sir Koger Booth. 
Ealph, Lord Neville, 
=p Edith, dau. Sir Wm. Sandys. 
Ealph, 4th Earl of W., 
=p Catherine, dau. of Duke of Buckingham. 
Henry Neville, 5th Earl of W., 
^ Anne, dau. of Earl of Eutland. 
Charles, 6th Earl of W., ob. 1601, 
=7= Jane Howard, dau. Earl of Surrey. 
Anne, 3rd daughter. 




Mary Ingleby, 
= Sir Peter Middelton . 



SirE.Hodgshon. R.Widdriugton. 



JVIAXWELL Pedigree. 

1. — Undwin, father of Maccus, 1070. 

2. — Maccus, who gave name to the Barony of Maxwell, nr. 


3. — Herbert de Maxwell, Sheriff of Teviotdale. 

4. — Sir John de Maxwell, of Carlaverock, Chamberlain of 


5. — Sir Herbert de Maxwell, of Maxwell, Carlaverock & Mearns. 

6. — John de Maxwell, sixth lord of Maxwell, swore fealty to 

Edw. I. 

7. — Sir Eustace Maxwell. 

8. — Herbert de Maxwell, of Carlaverock. 

9. — Sir Eobert Maxwell. 

10. — Sir Herbert Maxwell, Steward of Annandaie in 1409. 

11. — Sir Herbert Maxwell, created Lord Maxwell, 1440; 

married a daughter of Herbert Herries of Terregles. 

12. — Eobert 2nd Lord Maxwell. 

13. — John, 3rd Lord Maxwell. 

14. — John, 4th Lord Maxwell, fell at Flodden Field. 

15. — Robert, 5th Lord Maxwell, warden of Western Marches. 

16. — Robert, 6th Lord. 

17. — Robert, 7th Lord died an infant. His brother John, 8th 

Lord, created Earl of Morton, 1581. 

18. — John, 9th Lord Maxwell, 2nd Earl of Morton; succeeded 

by his brother Robert, 10th Lord Maxwell, 3rd Earl of 
Morton, relinquishing the latter title in 1620 for the 
Earldom of Nithsdale. 

19. — Robert, 11th Lord Maxwell, 2nd Earl of Nithsdale, was 

succeeded by John Maxwell, 12th Lord Maxwell, 3rd 
Earl of Nithsdale and 7th Lord Herries. 

20. — Robert Maxwell, 4th Earl of Nithsdale, 13th Lord Maxwell 

and 8th Lord Herries. 

21. — Wilham Maxwell, 5th Earl of Nithsdale, married in 1699, 

Winifred youngest daughter of Marquis of Powis, For 
joining in the rising of the Chevalier in 1715 he was 
attainted, but through the instrumentalit}^ of his wife he 
escaped from the Tower on the eve of the day fixed for 
his being beheaded. He died at Rome, 1744. 

22. — William Maxwell, the attainted Earl and Lord married 

his cousin, a daughter of the Earl of Traquair. 
Their only surviving child was Lady Winifred Maxwell, 
who married William Haggerston Constable. The de- 
scendants from this last marriage claim through the 
three sons : Marmaduke Maxwell. 

(2) William Middelton. 

(3) Charles Stanley Constable. 

Vide Descents in Debrett, &c. 



IDDELTON of ^^i^cleltou. Arms: 
Canton of the last. 

Arg. Fretty Sa. a 
Crest, a Garb Or 
between two Wings Erect Sable. 

The following pedigree simply gives 
the main line ; fuller details will be 
found in lUxley Ancient and Modern. 

Hvpolitus de Braham, ob. before 
1224, father of Hugh de Middelton, 
father of Sir Eobert, father of Sir Peter, 
father of Sir Adam who died unmarried 
in 1315, and of William who married 
Agnes dau. Sir Nigel Boteler. Their 
son Sir Peter de Middelton, High 
Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1334-5, married 
,Eustatia dau. Sir Eobert de Plumpton, 
'and their son Sir Thomas was father 
of Sir Nicholas, who married (1) Matilda 

Yipont, (2) Avice , (3) Isabel dau. 

Lord Scroope, widow of Sir Eobert 
Plumpton. His second wife bore him 
Sir John who married Alice, dau. and 
co-heiress of Sir Peter Mauleverer of 
Beamsley, and their sou William 
married Margaret, dau. Sir Stephen 
Middelton Ai-ms. Hamerton. The eldest sou of this 
marriage was Sir John Middelton, whose son Sir Peter, married 
Anne dau. Sir Henry Yavasour, and their son Sir William, 
High Sheriff, Yorks., 1527, married Jane, dau. of Edward, 
Lord Dudley, to his first wife, and was succeeded by his son 
Thomas, who married Margaret dau. of Sir AYilliam Gascoigne, 
and their eldest son John was the grandfather of the Sir Peter 
Middelton who married Mary, eldest daughter and co-heiress 
of David, second son of Sir William Ingieby, of Eipley, by Anne 
Nevill, third daughter and co-heiress of the 6th Earl of West- 
morland by Jane Howard, daughter of the great Earl of Surrey. 
Sir Peter Middelton died 1644-5. His eldest son William, died 
Dec. 22, 1658, having married Catherme, dau. of Henry 
Constable, Yiscount Dunbar. Their eldest son John married 
Jane, dau. of Sir Thomas Strickland, but died without issue, 
and lies buried at Sj)oftorth Church, where his nephew and 
other relatives are interred. Peter the second son of William 
married Elizabeth daughter of Marmaduke, third Lord Lang- 
dale, 1702; and as second wife Ann dau. of Eoger Mej^nill. 
Peter's two sons dying without issue, and a daughter dying a 
nun in Paris, Elizabeth Middelton the remaining daughter 
represented the family. She married Sir Caruaby Haggerston, 
3rd Baronet, of Haggerston, Northumberland, whose mother 
was Anne daughter of Sir Philip Constable, of Everiugham, 



Bart. Sir Cariiaby died in 1756, and Lady Haggerston in 
1769. From this point we will follow the lines of the two 
eldest sons : 1st, Sir Thomas Haggerston 4th Bart., died Nov. 
1777, father of Sir Carnaby, died Dec. 3, 1831, father of Mary, 
only surviving child and sole heir, married in 1785, Sir Thomas 
Stanley Massey Stanley, Bart., of Hooton, Cheshire, who died 

in 1841. Lady Stanley 
died in 1857. Their issue 
were Sir Wilham T.S.M. 
Stanley, 10th Bart., died 
unmarried 1863, Sir 
Rowland Errington of 
Hooton, 11th Bart., died 
in 1875, leaving issue 
by Julia eldest d. of Lt.- 
Gen. Sii^ John Macdonald, 
two daughters only, (a) 
Ethel Errington, who 
married in 1876 Sir 
Evelyn Baring, and (b) 
Venetia Errington, who 
married in 1867 John 
Horace, Viscount PoU- 
ington, son of the Earl 
of Mexborough. Thomas 
Haggerston, brother of 
the last Sir Carnaby, 
was father of SirThomas 
Haggerston, born 1785, 
died 1842, leaving 
daughters only, the eld- 
est of whom married 
David Robertson, Esq., 
M.P., created Baron 
Marj oribanks . Sir 
Edward, second son, 
and then Sir John, third 
son, succeeded to the 
title, and died in 1858, 
when his son Sir John 
Haggerston, became the 
9th Bart. 

To return to William, second son of Sir Carnaby Haggerston, 
3rd Bart., and Elizabeth Middelton ; he took the additional 
surname of Constable, and married Lady Winifred Maxwell in 
1758, only dau. and heiress of the Earl of Nithsdale. Lady 
Winifred died in 1801. Their issue were (a) Marmaduke 
William, (b) William, (c) Charles Haggerston, and three 
daughters, Mary, Catherine, and Theresa. 





[1] Marmaduke William Constable, Esq., of ETeringham Park, 
Yorks., and of Carlaverock Castle, Dumfries, assumed by Eoyal 
Licence the additional surname of Maxwell. He married in 
1820, Theresa Appolonia dau. Edwd. Wakeman, Esq., and had 
issue William, Baron Herries, born 1804, married Marcia eldest 
dau. Sir Edward M. Vavasour, Bart., of Hazelwood, by whom 

he had seven sons and 
nine daughters : the eldest 
son being the jn-esent 
Lord Herries : Marmaduke 
of Terregles, born 1806, 
married Mary, only dau. 
c f Piev. Anthony Marsden, 
of Gargrave : Peter, born 
1807, married Helena 
Mary eldest dau. of J. P. 
B. Bowden, Esq. : Henrv, 
bom 1809, of Scarthing- 
well Park, Y'orks., mar. 
Juliana, 2nd dau. of Peter 
Middelton, Esq., of Stock- 
_eld: -Joseph, born 1811, 
a priest of the Church of 
Piome : Mary, married the 
Hon. Charles Laugdale, 
fourth son of Charles, 
16th Lord St our ton : 
Theresa, married the 
Hon. Charles Clifford, 
second son of Charles, 
7th Lord Clifford. 

(b) William Constable, 
Esq., of Middelton, as- 
sumed the name of Mid- 
delton, died in 1847 ; hav- 
ing married Clara Louisa, 
dau. of William Grace. 
Esq., and their eldest son 
Peter Middelton, Esq., 
born 1786, died 1866, 
married Juliana, dau. of 
Lord Stourton in 1812, leaving issue the present Middelton s of 
Middelton, four sons and six daughters ; the second daughter, 
Juliana Middelton, marrying Henry MaxweU, brother of the 1st 
(restored) Baron Herries. 

(c) Charles Haggerston Constable, assumed by Royal Licence 
in 1793, the surname of Stanley on his marriage with his first 
"wife, Elizabeth, sister and heiress of Sir William Stanley of 

Ingleby Arms. 



Hootoii, Bart. She dying, (without issue) he married, Mary, 
daughter of Thomas Macdonald, or MacDonell, Esq., of Edin- 
burgh, and had issue : — ■ 

1. Thomas Constable, 
Esq., J.P., Otley Manor 
House, who married EHz. 
D. de Lapasture, and has 
an only child, Mary Con- 

2-8. Mary Anne (died 
1878) ; Catherine, (Abbess 
of Convent of St. Scholas- 
tica, Teignmouth, 1889); 
William, Charles, Wini- 
fred, Elizabeth & Teresa, 
all died unmarried. 

A full history of the 
Constables would fill a 
portly volume, as anyone 
may judge, who knows 
the part they play, and 
have played, in the histo- 
ry of the three Eidings of 
Yorkshire (see Poulson's 
Holdeniess, Foster's York- 
shire Pedigrees, &c., &g.), 
and such history, em- 
bellished with portraits 
from the galleries of 
worthies that adorn the 
several ancestral homes 
of the families, is a desid- 
eratum that should en- 
gage the attention of the 
present representatives. 

Ingieby Arms. 

Constable, of Burton Constable. — Just as we go to press, we 
receive a Catalogue of the Burton Constable Manuscripts, 
chiefly collected by the late William Constable, Esq., including 
John Burton's forty years' labour in collecting Yorkshire 
Manuscripts. The Catalogue fills 62 pages, and the sale, by 
Messrs. Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, London, occupied June 
24, 25, 26, 1889. We feel almost distracted that such a York- 
shire store of manuscripts should be dispersed. When shall 
we get a County Kecord Ofiice ? 



iHonununtal Insrriptions from oiljtv (Ununtt^s 
relating to ^orkaljir^. 

Cambridge, St. Mary the Less. Hie Jacet Samuel Sandys ; 
Pilius Martini Sandys Armigeri | Abnepos Kevereudissimo in 
Cliristo j Patris Edwini | Archiepiscopi olim Eboracenrds 
Socius Coll : Petrensis | ex Fimdatione Magistri Parke | Natus 
19 die Maij A^ D^i 1053 Obijt 19'' die Novembris 1676 | 
[Arms : fess daucette, between 8 cross crosslets fitcliy. Crest : 
A griffin segreant. Chancel Floor.] 

Cambridge, St. Edward, (i) M.S. | Viri apprime Keverendi 
Samuelis Blythe, S.T.P. i Qui Doncastriae in Agro Eboracensi 
Natus I Postquam ineuntem. Adolescentiam in Aula Clarensi 
j Singvlari cum Industriae Laude in Studijs Literarum posuerat 
I Statim a primo Gradu suscepto, Maxime Suo Merito ] Socijs 
ascitus est | Ex inde luventuti Instituend^e j (Quae Illi brevi 
temporis spatio Plurima affluxit) | Per Multos Annos Sedulam 
cum navcisset operam Tandem ad Praefecturam Collegii j 
Unanimi Sociorum Consensu et Suffragio Evocatus | ^Egre 
Admodum Vir Praemodestus accessit | Dehinc iEdificijs Domus 
(quod Maxime opus fuit) | Extruendis, et Bonis Ejus adavgendis 
Totus incubuit, | Atq. lUam Simul Suis Ipsius Muneribus et 
Beneficijs | Jisq Plurimis et Per amplis Cumulare non destitit; 
I Testatur hoc Sacrum Dei Altare, Testatur Bibliotheca | Ipsa 
Deniq Lo-quuntur Moenia Clarensia ; | Quae Singula est Ornaret 
Instruerat Perficeret j Nec Tempori Suo Nec Sumptibus peperit 
I In Publicis Academiae Munijs obeundis | Procurator, | Cum ab 
Omnibus Fidei et Diligentiae, tum praecipue | A Magno Het- 
ruriae Duce (qui tunc temporis Apud Nos | Advena Eum in 
Comitijs Perorantem audiviti | Eximiam Ingenij Landem Con- 
secutus est. ] Procancellarius | Ut Cuivis demum vel oneri vel 
Honori non Impar Videretur | Prudentiam ^Equitatem et in 
Rebus Arduis Constantiam | Summo Istuc Munere Vere Dig- 
nam praestitit | Nullo non Virtute praeditus, | Pietatem, Hu- 
militatem et Abstinentiam imprimis Coluit : | .Edes Paucis 
Ipse Contentus, ut per Istam Vitam | Sui pene Negligens Visus 
fuerit quo Posteris consuleret. | Nam Moriens. | (Suorum in- 
terim Eorumq : Plurum baud Immemor) | Rem ad Sex Millia 
Librarum praeterpropter. | Cujus ex proventu Advocationes 
quas Vocant | Perpetuas coemendas esse Yoluit, Collegio 

Le^avit ! Obiit April : 10 Anno ' c ^^^r''^ i^io i Abi Lector. 
o i- [ bal. Hum. 1 ^13 ' 

j Et Tantam Viri Indolem Tantum Exemplar, | Cum Imitando 

Non Sis, Suspice et Reverore; 1 Extat Haec Inscriptio Eleganti 

Marmore | Incisa in Sacello Clarensi. | [Arms: Party per 

chevron inverted ; In chief, Or, 3 chevronels gules, impaling, or a 

Y.G. K 



cross gules, all withiu a bordure ( Clare Hall) in base, Argent a 
chevron gules between 3 lions rampant, sable — Mur. S.C.A.] 

Bkancepath, Dukham. 
P. M.S. I Heic in Domi- 
no requiescunt spe 
Resurgencli, ! Thomas 
Calve r ley de Little- 
burne Armigero 1 filius 
Gulielmi Calverley de 
Calverley in agro Ebor-: 
militi I quondam Can- 
cellarius Temporalis 
Com — : Palatin — : Dun- 
elm.] qui obijt An.Dmi — 
1613, ^tatis Su88 81. | 
Et I Johes— Calverley 
Eques auratus | (filius 
IDraBdict- Thomffi perlsa- 
bellam Anderson uxor — . 
eju. I quondam Custos 
Kotolorv — .dicti Com—. 
Palat — . I qui obijt A. D. 
1638 iEtatis vero Suae 
68 I Animae Super setli- 
era vivunt. | [Arms : 
quarterly — 1. an in es- 
cutcheon between 8 owls 
in orle ; 2. a roundel ; 
3. a fess, in chief 3 
mullets ; 4. cheeky, on 
a chief, a fleur de lis. 
Chancel Floor.] 

Cambridge, St. Edward: — 

(ii) H. P. E. I Quod Tabes Invida non abripuit | Jan^ Filiae 
JoANNis KiTCHiNGMAN A.M. \ geucrosa in Agro Eboracensi | stirpe 
oriundae | Samuelis Kerrich A.M. de Dersingham | in comitatu 
Norfolcien Conjugi | Larem Parentum nimium I3eavit diu | 
Maritatem Brevissimum Biennium, | Qualis fuerit Forma In- 
genio Moribus | Quod nulla Fides Epitaphio, | Ex ore omnium 
Discas I Obijt Dirae Caniculae Sub^stu | Tertio post Partum j 
Difficilem Novi lunio. | xxii Aug. | Anno ^'tatis xxxviii | Salutis 
Human ae mdccxxxi | Unicam Filiolam hue secuta | Kenova- 
tionem Expectans ad Aram | Ubi Purae Mentis saepius obtulit 



' THUMiAMA j Quod tacet liic La^^is Revelabit Dies | Quae Marmore 
Vtrior | Suam cuique Laudem tribuet. | [Chancel Floor.] 

Cambridge, St. Michael. Johannes Shepard B.D. | Wake- 
I'eldia in Comitatu Eboracensi oriundus | Diocesios Eliensis 
procancellarius tres et viginti | hvivsce Ecclesiae Pastor prope 
quadraginta annos | Vir, | lugenio satis Acri, | comes iucundus, 
uarratu facetus | Deum Fide et reverentia | Homines, Amore, 
et Benevolentia semper prosecvtvs | Brevi tandem Morbo 
svccambens | hie sepultus requiescit, | obiit xvii Calend. Feb : 
MDcccxix. .Et. Lxviii I [Capitals, West Wall of Nave.] 

Cambridge, St. Botolph. (i) By the Grant and Favour of [ the 
President and Fellows of | Queens' College | The Patrons of 
this Church, | In the Vault underneath lay Interred | The Re- 
mains of I Miss Hannah Middleton | only Daughter of | Peter 
MiDDLETON of Whitby, Esqr. | deceased and Niece of | John 
Lodge Hubbersty | of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister-at-Law | and 
Senior Fellow of the above College | Born l^t Sept. 1790 \ Died 
29*^ May 1812. | [Nave Floor.] 

(ii) [A Mural Tablet to the same. South Aisle.] 

Cambridge, Clare College Chapel. A Tablet to Samuel 
Blythe, D.D., Master, 1713, with similar inscription to that on 
his monument in St. Edward's Church — given above. 

Chesterton, Cambs. Quod Mortale fuit | Ricardi Langley 
A.M. I (Filij Edyaedi Langley | de Hipperholme in Com Ebor) 
Hoc sub Marmore requiescit | Immortalitatis spe laeta Tri- 
humphans | Qui feliciter adeo se gessit j ut Mariti optimi 
Parentis chari | Domini prudentis Provinciam simul complevit | 
et Ornavit | Qualis vero i]le est Censendus [ Cum praeclaris 
hisce animi Dotibus [ accessit ludicii Sublimitas, | Memoriaeq. 
lieu ! rara felicitas ; | Quibus Scientiarum Penetralia reclusit | 
lurisq, & Theologiae Doctus Emicuit | ut Dictu baud sit facile 
privatis j an Publicis virtutibus magis I Inclaruit | Bonis omni- 
bus flebilis occidit, I Flebilis Praesertim Conjugi | Dilectissimae 
Liberisq. Tenellulis | Quorum, sex superstites reliquit. | Un- 
amq Posthumam, etiam in Utero Lachrymantem | Mutui 
Amoris Heu Pignus imperfectum | Dolorisq. Monumentum 
Futurum | ob : 27° Maij A.D. 1724^ ^Et 77° [Arms : Paly of 7, 
impaling a chevron between 3 wolves' heads erased. NaveFloor.] 

Gainford, Durham, (i) Sacred to the Memory of | Constantia 
Cooper | Aged 74 | departed this life the 12^^ of July | 1818. \ 
Widow of the late Will°^ Cooper D.D. | Archdeacon of York, j 
This faint tribute of Duty and | affection to the best of Christi- 
ans I who in life possessed every Virtue | Meekness, Peace, 



Beloved by all | now gone to reap the Reward of a | well sj^eut 
life is oft'er'd by | her truly afflicted Daughter ] Constantia 
Cooper. I Here also are deposited | the Remains of Constantia | 
Daughter of the late Will"^- Cooper D.D. | Archdeacon of York | 
and of the above named Constantia Cooper | She departed this 
Life I on the 4ti^ day of August 1833 | Aged 71 Years. | [Upright 
Stone against the North Wall of Church outside.] 

(ii) Sacred | to the Memory of | Elizabeth Smith | Widow j 
of I George Smith of Piersbridge | She ws^s the daughter | of | 
Robert and Mary Clark | Born at Whitby | in the county of 
York I July 1^*. 1707 | ^nd died at Piersbridge | on the 30 
day of July 1819 | aged 51 years | This Stone which marks the 
place where | Her Remains are interred | Was erected | By her 
Son Richard Moorsom ] and her Brother Robert Clark | Both 
of Whitby. | [Churchyard.] 


Stranton, Durham. 
"Siste gradum viator | et 
Tide sepvltvm non mor- 
tuum ante obitvm | 
Jacobvs Belassis de Ov- 
itona Armiger v n v s 
ivnior | filior Gulielmi 
Belassis nvper de New- 
l)rovghe in | agro Ebor- 
;acensi militis, et patrvus 
Praenobilis | Thomae 
Domini Falconbridge de 
Yarvm | binos dvm vixit 
nvpsit Vxores primvm 
Maria filiam | Tvnstall 
de Scarkill in agro Ebor- 
acensi armig ) in secvnd- 
am vxorem dvxit Isa- 
bellam filiam Thomae 




Cliateri de Bevtrove in agro Dvnelmensi armig" obijt sine 
prole plen annor (in mense Octob^ anno | salvtis hvmanae 
MDcxLij et plen bonoiTm erga | pavperes quib & vivens & 
moriens fuit studiossimis | alvmn. ope. multa du visit 

occvpavit ideo invidia — | non non potest multa 

dispensavit ideo lacbrymis I . . . pirijs carere non potest | 

In vita Succvbam me in pace et j in . , . 

Psal: 4: 8 I [Mural X.A.] 

RixGSTEAD, St. Axdeew, Norfolk. Thomas Fish. AiM: [ 
Comit : Ebor : ortus | Ecclesiae Angli Presbiter | D : Marga : 
Len : Pie : 2j an : Curatus | Et olim hujus Parochiae Rector, | 
Concionator valde admirabilis | Ob morum probi : et ingenij 
acumen I Christ : fidei ornam : et exemplar | Animam coelo suo 
reddiit | Quisquid autem claudi potuit, | Sub hoc marmore 

conden : reliquit | Dec : 31: An: "|^J^-''^5j^ I Juxta Hunc 

jacet I Susanna Uxor ejus Charissima | mulier optimis animi 

dotibus ornata | Ob : Feb : 12. 1 ' [ [Arms : 

3 dolphins interlaced, a martlet for difference. Chancel Floor.] 

DoYEEcouRT, EssEx. Near this Place | are deposited the 
Remains of Phixeas Phixee M.D. Late Surgeon of the North 
Yorkshire | Regiment of Militia I he died at Harwich on the ] 
13 day of May 1813 | The officers of the regiment | out of 
respect to his virtues | have caused this tablet j to be erected 
to his I memory. [Mural tablet. Nave.] A. R. E. 

A Yorkshire Editor and Poet : Charles F. Edgar. Dr. 
Clarence Foster, Leeds, writes : — Charles Frederick Edgar, poet, 
and editor of the " Yorkshire Literary Annual," was the only 
son of my maternal grandfather, the late Captain Edgar, of the 
57th Regiment, who, by the way, on being playfully asked by 
the Duke of Gloucester if he was a feather-bed soldier," and 
replying in the negative, was there and then despatched to 
participate in all the toil and privation of a protracted military 
campaign. The gallant officer, however, bravely deported 
himself under Sir Ralph Abercrombie in Egypt, and was 
present when that distinguished General received his mortal 
wound at the memorable battle of Alexandria. My uncle, 
Charles Frederick, the subject of this notice, was born at 
Ipswich in 1807, and has been described to me as a slightly 
built, pale-complexioned young man, of medium height, with a 
profusion of dark wavy hair, large lustrous eyes, delicately 
chiselled features, and a somewhat stooping, shambling gait. 
Edgar's early bent for rhyme receives striking illustration from 
the following anecdote : — 



When a boy, while sauntering through a London suburb 
with his sister (my mother), several years his junior, the pair 
encountered on the footpath a bevy of young ladies, evidently 
a contingent from some boarding school in the neighbourhood. 
These frolicsome Misses particularly arrested young Edgar's 
attention, and in poetic ardour of their budding charms the 
youthful inamorato at once delivered himself of this impromptu 
couplet : — 

Thrice blest indeed so I could sip 
The nectar from each dewy lip. 

From the facts of his grandfather being physician to the Duke 
of Gloucester's Household, and his uncle a surgeon at Shepton- 
Mallet, he was originally intended for the medical profession, 
and for a while resided in Edinburgh, with the view of prose- 
cuting his studies at that seat of learning, but eventually 
adopted the navy and went to sea. After serving some time in 
the East, he returned to his native land in broken health, but 
with an indomitable spirit, and at once applied himself to 
literary labour. In addition to the ''Yorkshire Annual" for 
1831, which was,* I believe, the only issue of that work, he 
produced two volumes of miscellaneous poems, with the 
prospective announcement of a third, to be entitled " The Harp 
of Judah ; " but, unhappily, what promised to be an exception- 
ally brilliant career, was nipped in the bud by his lamentad 
death at the early age of twenty-five years. He expired at 
Potternewton, near Leeds, on July 6th, 1832, and lies interred 
in Chapel-Allerton churchyard, where a plain, flat, simply 
inscribed stone marks his place of rest. The " Biographia 
Leodiensis " contains a brief record of his life, and the Leeds 
Mercury for July 21st, 1832, published the subjoined elegiac 

As echo from a stricken lyre 

Sinks to the heart's remotest core. 
There came a breath, as from that wire, 

Which whispered, " Edgar is no more ! " 

And death at last has claimed his boon, 

And laid thy rising genius low ; 
Snatch'd from our hopes, alas ! too soon ; 

For thee ten thousand tears shall flow. 

All who with thee, 'mid youthful fears. 

Drank at the pure Aonian wave, 
Bring flowers, wet with affection's tears, 

To deck, sweet bard, thy early grave. 

At duty's call on foreign strand 

The patriot-youth his health resigned ; 

*My copy reads—" The Yorkshire Literary Annual," for 1832, edited by C. 
F. Edgar. London, Longman, &c , 1832. There is also an engraved title, 
with view of Harewood Castle, and the date 1832, pp. viii., 358. The opening 
poem is "Address of the Yorkshire Annual. By Lord Morpeth. M.P." It is 
a topographical poem. — Ed. 



Nor could his own dear native land 
Restore the blessing left behind. 

But as the mortal frame decay"d, 

To him a sun-bright hope was given ; 

The muses lent their kindly aid 

With visions pure and bright from Heaven. 

0, gentle youth, relentless death 

Has seared those hopes we built on thee ; 

But thou hast gained a heavenly wreath, 
"Which blooms through all eternity. 

No bust in grief's sad mantle drest, 
Need o'er thy tomb be sorrowing bent ; 

For 0 ! in every feeling breast 

Thou'st reared a lasting monument. 

As a writer, Mr. Edgar possessed fancy and facility of ex- 
pression. His personal disposition was such as to make 
friends wherever he made acquaintances. He left several un- 
published pieces, chiefly relating to that " bourne " to which 
he felt conscious he was about to journey, and from whence 
no traveller returns." A second volume of Original Poems, 
&c., by C. F. Edgar," was published just after his death, by 
Mr. Bingley, of Leeds. For two short poems—" Scenes of my 
Childhood" and " On the lamented death of Chas. F. Edgar," 
see the "Worthies of Leeds, &c., p. 342-4, &c. 

R. V. T. 


In Memory of 
Who died at Middleham, 
The 25th of First Month, 1889: 

Born at Doncaster, 
The 28th of Eighth Month, 1823. 

Interred at Carperhy, Wensleijdale, 27th of First Month, 1889. 

For several years we enjoyed the acquaintanceship of Henry 
Ecroyd Smith by correspondence, and the personal friendship 
of his brothers at Brighouse. For some years his health had 
been failing, but we little expected his end was so near on the 
receipt of his genial letter three weeks before his death. On 
page 263 of his Histonj of the Smith Famih/, a scarce 4to volume, 
is a brief sketch of his literary efforts. His Ficliquiw Imrianai 
(Aldboro', near Boroughbridge), is a valuable work of 62 pages, 
royal 4to, with 36 fine plates. 

In September, 1848, he discovered some Roman Tessellated 
Pavements at Aldborough, and in the following year he issued 
his first series of Chromo-Lithographs of the Roman remains 
there, and these were followed in 1852 by his ReJiquia. Re- 
turning from Victoria, where he had settled as an emigrant for 



a few years, be became associated witb tbe Meyer Pubbe 
Museum, Liverpool, and contributed many papers to tbe 
Transactions of tbe Historic Society of Lancasbire and Cbesbire;. 
tbe cbief being — 

Antiquities from Macon, Soutb France. 

Clay Tobacco Pipes. 

Coins, Seals, Pilgrims' Signs, Cbesbire. 

Prebistoric Man of Cbesbire. 

Limestone Caves of Craven. 

Conventual Cemetery in Wirral. 

Koman Station at Brougb-under-Stainmore. 

Eimrose Brook disruption, Bootle. 

Arcbseology and Natural History of Mersey District, 
annually 1863-1874. 

Ancient Seal of Liverpool. 

Britisb Cemetery at Wavertree. 

Mammalian Eemains at ¥7irral. 

Roman Culinary Vessels, Nortb Wales. 

Signaculum of Edwin and Ecgwyn. 

Episode in Roscoe's Life. 

Moor Street, Liverpool. 

Henry Winstanley 

Ancient Seal found at Nantwicb. 

He contributed to Br. Hume's Ancient Meols, 1863, cbapters 
30, 31, 35, 36 ; also articles to tbe Reliquary, and Essex Arclmo- 
logical Journal. In 1870, be issued by subscription, Reliques 
of the Anglo-Saxon Churches of St. Bridget and St. Hildehurgy 
West Kirkhy, Cheshire, crown 4to, Liverpool. Mr. Smitb, after 
quitting bis employment under tbe Liverpool Dock Estate, 
removed to Saffron Walden, wbere be collated and prepared 
materials for a new edition of Lord Braybrooke's History of 
Saffron Walden, and issued a work on tbe discoveries of ancient 
remains in Mr. Gibson's grounds. After bis patron's deatb be 
was unsettled, removing to Sbotley Bridge, Middlebam, and 
otber places in Yorksbire. Of bis Reproduced Portraits of 
Quaint and Remarkable Old Yorkshire (jharacters we gave a list 
in our early pages. We bave a few sets of tbe 23 items for 
insertion witb our present notice for any reader wbo would 
tbus desire to Grangerize bis copy. 

Tbree weeks before bis deatb, Mr. Smitb offered us tbe sixty 
negatives of bis " Illustrations of Old Yorksbire," but no reply 
came to our letter, and tbe funeral card explained all. As tbe 
list of Views of tbese old Yorksbire engravings is useful, we 
append it : 


1. Doncaster Cross (unique) erected tenip. Stepben, by Ote de 
Tilli, Seneschallus of tbe extensive Conisborougb estates of 



the De Warrens, but destroyed by a builder commissioned 
to remove it to the site of the present Cross on Hall-Cross 
Hill, 1792 ... ... .. Geo. Virtue, 1752, 

2. Sun Dial (Hill side, with engraved slabs) [Settle] 

Buck d- Feary, 1778. 

3. Ebbing and Flowing Well, Giggleswick Scar, near Settle 

Buck cC- Fecmj, 1778. 

j 4. St. Kobert's Chapel, Knaresbro', (Hermitage carved out of 
the rock) ... ... ... Buck d Feary, 1778. 

5. The Devil's Arrows (Kow of Monoliths) Boroughbridge 

Buck d- Feary, 1777. 

6. The High Force, Teesdale, finest Waterfall in England 

Smith d Masson, 1751. 

7. Malham Cove and Eise of the Eiver Aire 

Francis Yivares, 1782. 

8. Cascade in Bolton Park, Wharfdale ditto 1753. 

9. Kirkstall Abbey, wiien tower, walls and pinnacles were com- 

paratively perfect ... ... Francis Vivares, 1769. 

10. G-awthorpe ; home of the Gascoignes, Harewood Park 

Jos. Smith, air. 1722. 

11. Castle Howard, near Malton (Van Brugh's Designs)... AM>. 

12. Catterick Bridge, near the Eoman Cataractoniuyn 

Granville, 1801. 

13. Conisborough Castle ; approach from Eotherham 

W. Williams, 1783. 

14. Curious S. E. View of York, with the city Eegalia 

/ Ed. Barker, N.D. 

15. Leeds, the fine view of ... Saml. d Natl. Buck, 1728. 

16. City of Eipon, from " The Maudlands " ditto 1745. 

The following, constituting Bird's. eye Views of Mansions, with pleasure 
grounds and estates, were mostly executed by a couple of Dutch artists, viz : 
Leonard Knuyf, draughtsman, and John Kip, engraver, between the years 
1690 and 1 720, prepared for Le Theatre de la Grand Britagne, but colloquially 
known as " Kip''s Vieios ;" the work is rare, and single Views are scarce. 

17. Sprotborough, near Doncaster and upon the Don 

Copley family. 

18. Great Eibston (now Eibston Hall) near Knaresboro' 

Goodn'cke, now Dent, 

19. Gisborough, near Eedcar, N.E., with fine Chancel-arch of 
the ruined Priory Church ... ... ... Chaloner. 

20. Temple Newsam, near Leeds ... ... JSleyneU-lngram,. 

21. Londesborough, W.E. ... Clifford, now Londesborough. 

22. Newby Hall, near Eipon ... Blackett, later Be Grey. 

23. Constable Burton, N.E., now Burton Hall ... Wyville, 

24. Swillington, near Leeds, on the Aire ... Lowther, 

25. Ingleby Manor, Cleveland Ld. Kure, later Foulis, and DeLisle. 

26. Kirkleatham, near Gisbro', N.E. ... Bellasis, later Turner.. 

27. Whixley, near Knarsbro' old seat of the Tancreds 



28. Easington, erected temp. Anne ... Stevens, now Palmer. 

29. Tong, near Bradford, temp. Anne ... ... Tempest, 

30. Acklam, near Stokesley, Cleveland Boynton, later Hustler. 


1. A Soutli-East Prospect of the City of York, by Saml. and 

Natl. Buck, 1745. 

2. An East Prospect of Sheffield 

3. A South-East Prospect of Hull 

4. A South Prospect of Scarborough ... 

5. A North-East Prospect of Richmond ,, ,, 1749. 

6. A South- West Prospect of 

7. Lastingham Church, exterior, 10-11 century, by Jos. Half- 

[penny, 1816. 

8. ,, Anglo-Saxon Crypt, (very fine), 7th 
century, by Jos. Halfpenny, 1816. 

9. Barden Tower, Wharfdale, built by Henry Clifford, the 
" Shepherd Lord," in the 16th century. Printed by M. H. 
and J. W. Allen. 

10. Dropping and Petrifying Well (with Castle), Knaresborough. 

Thos. Smith, dr. 1760. 

11. Old Ouse Bridge, St. William's Chapel, &c., York, 

Henry Cave, 1809. 

12. Middleham Castle, Wensleydale, from an original Water 
Colour Drawing by Paul Sandby, cir. 1760, in the ^Dosses- 
sion of the Publisher. 

13. The Priory Church, Howden ( half a picturesque ruin), 
drawn by T. Espin, F.S.A., aquatinted by J. Jackson. 

14. The Moon Pond and Temple of Piety, Studley Royal. 

A. Walker, del. et sculp. 1768, 

15. The Banquetting House and Round Temple 

16. Conisborough Castle, exterior of Norman Keep) jp* j i i 
17 interior 1 ^^^'^^^^ 

W. Wise for Architectural Aiitiquities of England and Wales. 

18. Settle on Market Day, from the Market-place 

Geo. Nicholson, 1822. 

19. Richmond, Hist. Richmond. 

20. The Ladies' Walk, Ouse-bank, York 

N. Brake and C. Grignon, 1836. 

21. Old Mansion, Coney Street, York... ... Henry Cave. 

22. Micklegate Bar, North Entrance to York 

J. Halfpenny, 1807. 

23. Multangular Tower, Roman Rampart, York, exterior, ditto. 

24. ditto ditto, interior, ditto. 

25. Artificial Mount and Reservoir (with Fountains Abbey in 
the background), Studley Royal ... A. Walker, 1758. 

26. Middleham Castle, Wensleydale ... Paul Sandby, 1780. 



27. Bolton Castle, do. ... FaI. Dayes, 1813. 

28. Tickhill Castle, near Doncaster ... Soc. of Autqs., 1737. 

29. Sandal Castle, near Wakefield ... Geo. Virtue, 1753. 
SO. Pontefract Castle ditto 1734. 

Price £6 the complete Set of 60 Views : In^ strong Cloth 
Cases, Six Gcineas. 
Selected Views, lialf-a- crown each, or one shilling uninoimtcd.''' 

Like many more local antiquaries, lie lost money by bis ven- 
tures, and we are grieved to know that bis latter days were 
thus embittered. His Hi.sturi/ of Conishorouffh Ca.stle was duly 
reviewed in our pages, and like bis first work it did bonour to 
Yorksbire. "We deem it our duty to pay this feeble testimony 
to bis memory. Mr. Smith died a bacbelor. His library was 
sold at Liverpool in May, 1889. The Catalogue (12 pages,) 
contained, inter alia — 

H. E. Smith's Illustrations of Old Liverpool. 

MSS. on the poet Roscoe. 
,, ,, Popular Lectures on National Subjects. * 

,, British Birds. 

,, Yorksbire " Anecdotes " & " Characters." 
,, Cuttings, portraits, " Our British Poets." 

A Mr. Young secured the last lot for £9. 

Sir Roger Jacques, Knight, 
M.P. for York in the Short Parlia- 
ment of 1640. He was Lord 
Mayor in the year previously. 
What more is known of him? 
Was he related to Sir John 

Jacques of Middlesex, who was 
created a Bart, in 1628 and died 
in 1650 ? 

Thomas Hoyle, M.P. for York 
in 1628-29, and also in the Long 
Parliament from 1640 till decease. 
He was Lord Mayor of York in 
16o2, and is said to have com- 
mitted suicide upon the same day 
that Charles 1. was executed. I 
shall be obliged by any further 
particulars respecting him also. 

W. i). Pink. 

Leigh, Lancashire. 

BEWICKS BLOCKS as used in York Chap-books. 

From Rev. Thomas Hugo's Coliection. 

o be followed by a series of BEWICK^S BIRDS & ANIMALS (about 400), from the 

same collection. 




Mks. King, of Dent, aged 111, died a few days ago. Man- 
cJu'ster Mercunj, April, 1817. 

Mr. WainwrictHt, of Dore, near Sheffield, died April, 1821, 
aged 107. 

OusEMAN, MiLBouRNE. — " There are two noticeable instances 
of longevity in the books at Sessay, John Ouseman, of Hutton 
Sessay, buried Oct. 21, 1777, aged 111, 'a sober, steady, good 
workman, but who at the same time would have thought that 
it argued an ignorance of good manners to refuse at any time 
a proffered glass of ale '; and Mary Milbourne of Sessay, a 
widow and pauper, buried Nov. 13, 1784, at the age of 101 
years. The village undertaker indicated on the coffin that she 
died ' aged 1001 years.' (Schoolmasters now-a-days find 100 
and 1 so written in their younger classes.) — The Falcon. 
Housman's death is recorded in the Annual Register, 1777. 

Lanchester. An old lady named Lanchester, at Hunton^ 
near Richmond, attained her 107th year, 29th May, 1889, hav- 
ing the possession of all her faculties, and good health. She 
was born at Bowes. llie Falcon, Aug. 1889. 

John Proctor, aged 105, Leathley Church. 

Close to the south-wall outside Kildwick Church is a stone' 
bearing the words : " This stone rescues from oblivion the 
memory of Thomas Wade of Silsden Moor, who after a life of 
plainness, ui^rightness, and temperance, died Feb. 11, 1810, in 
the 103rd year of his age. 

In Kildwick Register is also the burial entry of a person of 
the age of 112. T. 

Part XVI., p. 83.— Jonathan Hartop, of A. &c. Not 
this Aldborough, near Boroughbridge, for when writing my 
A. Ch. Paper for Y. A. & T. J., I could not find any trace of 
such a man, no record of burial or anything else. Registers at 
A. near B.B. exceedingly well kept. I looked most carefully 
for this Jonathan H. Query ? which Aldborough ? A. in East 
Riding ? A. in Parish of St. John Stanwick, near Richmond ? 
or A. near Masham ? A. D. H. L. 


Died, June, 1817, aged G2, Mr. Cummins, of the Leeds, Hull, 
and York Theatres. His death was awfully sudden, personating 
Dumont in " Jane Shore," he dropped down dead on the stage 
at Leeds, having just exclaimed : 

Be witness for me, ye celestial hosts ! 

Such mercy and such pardon as my soul 

Accords to thee, and begs of Heaven to show thee, 

May such befal me at my latest hour ! 



Tliis event gave an awful stop to the performances of the 
evening. It was known he suffered from heart disease. For 
more than forty years has Mr. Cummins been esteemed in his 

August, 1818. Died a few days ago, aged 66, Me. Thomas 
WiLKixsoN, formerly a saddler in York, an eccentric character, 
who for upwards of (let no Southerner think that this means 
less than) 20 years had never slept in a bed. 


Aldeed and Oldeoyd. — I should like some authority on 
nomenclature to tell me whether the following variations are 
not derived from one origin, and that origin from the surname 
Aldred, caused through the Yorkshire dialect. I have carefully 
gone through the registers of Morley Old Chapel, and arranged 
the different families in order. 

In 1753, Sally, d. of Samuel Olroid, and 1716, Hannah, d. of 
John Olrid are buried. 

In 1772, the Eev. Timothy ALred, aged 88, is buried, this 
takes us back to 1684, and he marries in 1719. He was a 
Protestant Dissenter, and I have a pedigree before me shewing 
his descent from the Aldreds, of Monton, near Eccles, Lanca- 
shire, of whom the Eev. John Thos. Foster Aldred is now the 

In 1768, Mr. Geo. Alrid, of Churwell, aged 48, is buried, this 
takes us back to 1720. 

Between 1746 and 1807, five children of Joseph Howroyds, 
of Churwell, are buried; and the name is written Howroyds, 
Howriyd, and Howroyd. 

Between 1756 and 1761, five children are buried as those of 
Wm. Ouldroyds, and in 1765, a baptism of Henry, s. of Wm. 
Oldroyd is entered. 

Between 1761 and 1766, three children are baptised as those 
of Samuel Ouldroyd. 

Between 1772 and 1786, Geo. Oldrid baptised seven children, 
and the name appears as Oldrid, Oldroid, and Oldred ; and 
between 1771 and 1791 he is burying some children, together 
with his wife, and in 1831 he himself is buried, aged 85, and 
the name is variously written Oldrid, Olrid, Oldred, and Oldroyd. 

In 1775 and 1779, Thomas an infant, and Sarah a widow, 
are buried in the name of Oldrid. 

Between 1776 and 1789, five children of John Howroyd, of 
Churwell, are baptised, and in 1780 and 1792, his son and wife 
are buried, and the name is written Howroyd, and Howroid. 

Between 1780 and 1794, Wm. Oldrid is baptising seven 
children, and the name is written Oldrid, Olroid, and Oldroyd; 
and in 1796 and 1797, his daughter and wife are buried, and 
1845, aged 89, he himself is buried, the name appearing as 
Oldrid, and Oldrovd. 



111 1784, Jobu, aged 18; 1790, Johu, aged 73; and 1803, 
Elizabeth, bis widow, are buried in tbe name of Oldrid. 

Between 1823 and 1827, tbree children of Samuel Holdred 
are baptised, in tbe names of Holdred and Oldred. 

From 1807 to 1887, tbe name is written either as Oldroyd or 
Holdroyd, shewing more uniformity in spelling, (excepting in 
1809 when it is written Howroyd, and 1823-7 when it is written 
Holdred and Oldred), and agreeing, I think, generally with the 
spelling between 1600-50. 

The editor of the Kegisters has indexed all the above names, 
(except Aired, and Alrid,) under one heading, which, I am of 
opinion, is correct, and it narrows the issue, whether those 
names are derived from Aired, and Alrid, corruptions for Aldred, 
as shewn in an article on the surname in tbe Suffolk Eecords, 
(1888, page 153). 

The first entries are of burials, in the names of Olroid, and 
Olrid, nearly corresponding with Alrid ; and it will be observed 
that the only place mentioned is Churwell, and that in 1768^ 
Geo. Alrid of that place is buried, aged 48, being the same 
place where numerous persons, entered as Howroyds, Howriyd, 
and Howroyd, are repectively baptised and buried ; and altho' 
no place is mentioned as the residence of the other persons 
described, I think it very possible, if not probable, that they 
were also of Churwell, and were members of one and the same 
family, and it is clear from many local records that the 
"Monton" Aldreds were residents of Morley. 

181, Coldharbour Lane, 

Camberwell, S,E. Henry W. Aldred. 


"A Eather Extraordinary Band." — The Freston Chronicle 
of August 10th, 1889, contained the following relating to Ingle- 
ton and certain old school lads there : — 

In a local photographer's window there is a portrait of the 
late vicar of St. Saviour's Church, Preston, (the Eev. W. D. 
Thompson) ; we saw it on Thursday afternoon ; and it put us 
in mind of a story concerning the "out-put" of the Eev. gentle- 
man's native village — a story which was told to a Preston 
minister last week, and which is, perhaps, worth repeating, as 
an item of interest for those whom Mr. Thompson was specially 
attached to, in his ministerial capacity, as well as for the 
numerous friends he had in tbe town. This was the story, and 
this was the way in which the teller thereof put it : " In the 
West Eiding of Yorkshire there is a village under the shadow 
of Ingleborough Hill, [Ingleton] . It is a small place now : it 
was very small three and forty years ago. Well, you